You may find that you begin to experience upper back pain which might be something you have never felt before. It can be between the shoulder blades, around the front of the shoulders or the whole area. Generally it can be attributed to carrying the above mentioned things, however it is generally postural. Meaning you tend to mainly be leaning forward, holding, feeding and taking a baby in and out of cots or car seats.
There are lots of ways to minimize the strain placed on your body (although not always unavoidable) especially when feeding. Using pillows under the baby to bring your baby both higher and closer to you and keeping your head back rather than always looking down. These are just a few simple things that will reduce he pressure on your upper back.
Lastly, lack of sleep is another contributing factor, it just makes everything harder! Often when you are not getting enough rest and this can magnify any muscle pain you may be feeling. Fatigue has terrible effects on your posture too, when you’re tired all you just want to collapse into a heap; unfortunately this doesn’t help your body at all as it means your body is working really inefficently and often leads to discomfort.
Please don’t continue to put up with the pain, the early stages are tough enough without having to deal with discomfort, so why not give Osteopathy a try! We also are completely baby friendly, so feel free to bring your bub in if you need. It doesn’t bother us in the slightest!