Expressing milk is the act of squeezing milk out of the female breast. This can be achieved using the hand, electric or hand pump. Each time a breast pump is used, it must be clean and sterilised. Expressing milk as a system of feeding the baby may be useful if the mother will not be around (i.e. away from the baby). In this case, it is worthy of mentioning that expressing the milk will make the baby to have access to breast-milk even if someone else is feeding them. It is advisable to wait until the baby is a little older (like a month old) before regularly expressing milk. This will first create a chance to get the feeding going well. By this, the body will have that ample space to build up a milk supply that precisely matches the baby’s needs. It will also save you – the mother from the extra effort that goes with the pumping of breast milk.