Is your newborn causing back pain?

Back pain is common during pregnancy. Watch today’s video to fully know how it can hurt your back. Usually, the pain diminishes within a few weeks after delivery. But back pain may return as you begin lifting and carrying your infant daily. As your baby grows, the weight load increases and back pain can result.

Caring for an infant puts stress on your back. Lifting your baby can be especially hard on your spine. Initially, you may be lifting the 7- to 10-pound baby up to 50 times a day. By the time your child is a year old, you are lifting and carrying 17 pounds.

It is important to seek professional advice on dealing with the correct body positioning in terms of holding and breastfeeding the baby. Speak with your obstetrician about when you can start exercising again and what kinds of exercises are safe for you to do.

Some of the proper ways to protect our back and spine are to pick up a child from the floor, bend at your knees — not at your waist. Squat down, tighten your stomach muscles and lift with your legs. Do not stretch your arms out to pick up your baby. Bring your baby close to your chest before lifting. Avoid twisting your body while holding your baby.

Moreover, to avoid upper back pain caused by breastfeeding, do not bend over your baby to breastfeed. Bring your baby to your breast. A pillow or two placed on your lap will help bring your baby up to you. While you are nursing, sit in an upright chair rather than a soft couch. Remove the high chair tray when you are trying to put the baby in or take the baby out of the high chair.

Practicing proper body mechanics is not always convenient especially if you are already accustomed to having a poor body positioning. Let’s not make it hard for you, instead, program yourself to practice correct body posture whenever possible.

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