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Published by Better Health Osteopathy on 12 June 2023, Back PainHeadachesNeck PainPregnancy
Breastfeeding is a beautiful and essential bonding experience between a mother and her infant. It is also well documented that breastfeeding offers numerous benefits for both infants and mothers, both in the short term and long term. However, the physical demands of breastfeeding can sometimes lead to discomfort and pain for mothers.
Back pain, neck pain, headaches, and even conditions like “mommy thumb” (De Quervain’s tenosynovitis) can arise due to poor posture, repetitive movements, and strain on the musculoskeletal system. This article will explore these conditions and their causes and provide ten helpful tips for mothers to avoid back pain while breastfeeding. Additionally, we will shed light on how an Osteopath can play a crucial role in helping breastfeeding mothers to manage and alleviate their pain.
Osteopaths are highly trained healthcare professionals who focus on diagnosing, treating, and preventing musculoskeletal disorders. They can provide valuable assistance to breastfeeding mothers experiencing pain and discomfort. Osteopathy also utilises a drug-free approach to treatment which is exceptionally important for mothers who do not want to rely on pain medications whilst breastfeeding.
Osteopathic Treatment For Breastfeeding-Related Pain Includes:
Breastfeeding-related pain can significantly impact the joy and bonding experience between a mother and her baby. Osteopathy provides a holistic and effective approach to address the underlying causes of breastfeeding pain, including back pain, neck pain, mommy thumb and headaches, ensuring a more comfortable and enjoyable experience for mothers.
By addressing and resolving musculoskeletal aches and pains, Osteopathy empowers mothers to overcome breastfeeding challenges and embrace the beauty of this special bond with their babies.
If you wish to discuss any of your aches and pains around your breastfeeding experience, please feel free to contact our Osteopaths, who will gladly chat with you.
Contact the team at Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch today. Call 027 755 5700 or Book Online.
Lorraine Herity is the Clinic Director of Better Health Osteopathy in Christchurch, New Zealand. She previously worked in Osteopathic clinics in London and Ireland, before moving to New Zealand. Lorraine trained at the British School of Osteopathy in London, where she gained her Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost). Lorraine is a dedicated and passionate Osteopath. Her main aim is to help her patients regain their health and to return her patients back to their everyday activities, in as quick a time as possible. Lorraine is also a clinic tutor on the Osteopathic Course in Ara and relishes the opportunity to teach the next generation of osteopaths.
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