Back hurting? Achy neck? Shoulder pain? Many women experience pain and discomfort while nursing or bottle feeding their newborn and older children. Why the pain all of the sudden?
Just like when you sit for a long period of time at a computer desk or on the couch (yeah, right, you're a mom, who has time to sit? just hear me out), your muscles feel stiff and achy from being in one position too long. Same thing happens when you repeatedly lean over to hold and feed your baby. You are sitting in the same position for anywhere from a few minutes to hours throughout your day. Especially if your baby falls asleep in your arms and you don't want to wake that sleeping little one.