Back pain is common in new moms, who are frequently carrying a heavy baby. Feeding time, in particular, can lead to a back ache.
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons advises:
- Avoid bending over baby while you nurse.
- Place a pillow or two on your lap to bring baby up to your level.
- Instead of a soft couch, opt for an upright chair.
- When taking baby out or putting baby in a high chair, remove the tray first.