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You are doing well to get an ounce that way! I wouldn't have been able to get a drop!
I expressed quite sucessfully first thing in the morning while my baby was feeding from one boob I expressed from the other (quite tricky to start with but yet get the hang of it). I found the milk flowed out as my baby had triggered the let-down. If you struggle to do both at the same time then try looking at your baby or a photo while expressing (this didn't work for me though).
Don't worry about taking milk that your baby will need - expressing stimulates you to make more milk! Infact if you do it too much in the very early days, your boobs will think you have twins!
If you are going to express alot and for a long time then I would consider getting an electric pump, I never bothered and wish I had. Maybe other mums have tips on which electric ones are any good?