Hand expression is a useful skill for any nursing mother. It can relieve breast fullness, stimulate milk production, and provide milk for your baby.
First wash your hands well. Find a clean collection container with a wide mouth, like a cup. Or, you can express your milk into a spoon and feed it directly to the baby. Whenever possible, plan to express in a private, comfortable place where you can relax. Feeling relaxed enhances milk flow.