Although breastfeeding has countless benefits for both you and your baby, many moms don't expect some of the aches and pains that come along with it. Namely back pain from toting your (surprisingly heavy) little one with you and sitting down more often than usual. Whether or not you've suffered from back problems in the past, you may notice that breastfeeding places unprecedented strain on your back. Luckily, there are several breastfeeding positions for women with back problems that, combined with lower back exercises, can help relieve or maybe even permanently correct some of the pain you've been experiencing.
If you're suddenly dealing with more back pain than you have in the past, don't be surprised. Along with all of the other motherhood-related changes, breastfeeding moms have to adapt to sitting for longer periods of time than they're likely used to, and with that lifestyle change comes some necessary adjustments. Even if you aren't struggling with back pain, these nursing positions and tips will help you take care of your back while you breastfeed, ensuring that it doesn't become an issue later on. Because the last thing a nursing mom needs is back pain to slow her down.