Use the Pads of Your Fingers
Using the pads of your fingers rather than the fingertips, press back into the breast, squeezing gently for a few seconds and then releasing. Your fingers should not touch the nipple, they should work on the outside of the areola but should not tug, squeeze, pinch or drag your nipple. Squeeze and release, squeeze and release. Continue to repeat this motion to mimic the action of a baby sucking.
This picture shows beads of colostrum forming on the nipple, but it may take many attempts before any colostrum is seen – do not let this put you off! This is completely normal