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Health Tip: Avoid Back Pain While Feeding Baby

Put less pressure on your spine

(HealthDay News) -- 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.

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