Whether you are breast or bottle feeding your baby, taking a moment to arrange your posture can make feeding your baby a precious time for bonding rather than a painful experience.
Bring your baby to your breast/ the bottle by having a pillow or two on your lap to avoid hunching forward. Don’t forget a small pillow for behind your lower back too.
Alternate between feeding positions to avoid stressing the same muscles.
When you are finished , try to stand up and gently stretch your neck and shoulders – looking to either side as far as is comfortable, rolling your shoulders up, back and down, inhaling as you lift your arms overhead, exhaling and lowering them down.
Reposted from Postpartum Back care for New Mothers (Herman and Wallace, 2013)