WARNING! MAY TRIGGER BACK PAIN
Don’t ignore your back when breastfeeding or it could end up causing you trouble. And always resist the temptation to lean forwards because you will be curving your back, which can cause you pain in the long run. Barb suggests you lie back and relax whenever you breastfeed. “Using a couple of pillows can sometimes be useful in the learning phase of breastfeeding, but pretty soon you’ll ditch them,” she says. Recline into your chair and let gravity encourage your baby to stay on the breast. “Always bring bub to your breast – not breast to bub – and sit so you’re cradling bub comfortably,” says Barb.