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7/30/2019 0 Comments
Ahhhh!!!! The pain.... in the neck!!!! And back!!! and also sometimes hips..... Holy cow. Nobody warned me about the strain I'd feel in my body when I was breastfeeding. And some days I felt like I could barely move my head, or bend over. Yikes!
It seems like everyone wants to tell you how much your nipples are going to hurt, but nobody bothered to mention the pain in the neck! OMG. (Your nipples shouldn't hurt by the way.... and if that's you click HERE to see how to get a pain free latch, or snag a same day appointment with our LCs. Please don't power through a painful latch!)
So, when I found Dr. Rachel Miller I knew I absolutely had to collaborate with her. Her area of genius (and yes I mean genius!) is helping women recover their pelvic floor after birth, and making your whole body work for you when you're a mom. As a mom herself (with 5 kiddos!), she knows more than anyone how important it is to keep your body feeling well, and as a Doctor of Physical Therapy she's got the skills to make it happen, and she's sharing her secrets with us!
"Mom pain" and "Nursing Neck" are real..... but we've got these super easy hacks to help you quickly relieve the discomfort from carrying around your babies, and nursing all day. So.... let's get into it!
Hey there! My name is Kelly Maher Carvell, CLC, CLE.
I offer effective telehealth lactation support and education to modern families.
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So, as I was saying, I was so grateful to come across Dr. Rachel, and even more grateful she jumped on board when I asked her on the Successful Breastfeeding Podcast. (YES!)
In the episode she shares with me her secret weapon to stop that painful "nursing neck", and get your body feeling well. Her stretches, and our proper latch and positioning techniques combined will have you feeling comfortable, and balanced instead of stiff and stuck. These stretches are fast, easy, and effective. I felt better immediately after trying them. I'm so thrilled with these stretches, I'll actually be adding them to our Online Your Best Start to Breastfeeding Class. These easy strategies need to be put in every new mom's tool kit.
Below we have for you the full podcast episode, images of the PDF we discussed, AND a link where you can download them for yourself, for FREE. (Yay! I love freebies!)
So, without further ado, I present to you the Successful Breastfeeding Podcast Episode:
Tell me in the comments below..... is breastfeeding a pain in the neck for you?
You can also watch our recording of the episode right here, and be sure to scroll below to grab your free download!
Hey momma, before you go, I just gotta ask.... How's breastfeeding going for you?
If you need support, have a painful latch, struggle with milk supply, or thing your baby may have a tongue tie, we've got you covered. Get your same day, insurance reimbursable appointment with us right now! We'll be at your side every day for the next couple of weeks to get you feeling confident in your own Successful Breastfeeding Journey.
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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