3 Tips To Help Avoid Back Pain While Breastfeeding
After the impact of giving birth, the body has already been through a huge amount of stress and strain. There is a large amount of estrogen in the body which means that everything is extremely elastic. This means that sitting upright is very important to avoid overstraining the lower back.
Here’s 3 simple tips to help you stay pain free while breastfeeding
1 Sit in a chair with a straight back and make sure your bum is against the back of the chair (no slouching). Put a cushion at your lower back to support you if it’s needed and make sure to place your feet flat on the floor.
2 Place your baby on a cushion so he/she is elevated closer to you. This means less strain will be placed on your back. You can buy special pillows (see the picture below) but a normal one will work just fine.
3 While feeding feel the support between your back and the back of the chair. If you find yourself slouching take that as a sign that you need more rest and make that your priority.
Remember, minded mammy means minded baba – Happy mothering!
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