I'm back again with a completely different issue this time. I've done my back in. And I'm pretty sure that it's thanks to my new life-style, i.e. breastfeeding all day and most of the night. I'm just not used to staying still for anywhere near this long. I even used to do life modeling (posing for groups of art students to paint pictures of me), but that was nothing compared to this.
Thanks to LLL, I've now discovered layed back nursing. But the damage is already done. And I don't think I should feed in this position too much anyway as I've heard it can cause blocked ducts - don't know if that's true, but in any case I won't be able to keep feeding this way when I start to venture out in public, plus the inlaws are horrified by such unorthodox antics.
Tried the lying down sideways one, and it's OK for a while but I can't sleep with my baby as my sleeping habits just don't alow for that. I can only sleep whilst rotating myself every 5 minutes as if I'm rosting on a spit (I know, I'm wierd like that, took my husband a while to get used to). If I absolutely have to stay still for more than 5 minutes, then my preference by far is lying on my front.
I've booked to see a physio, and will report back when I've been, but in the meantime, I wonder if anyone has any links to excercise videos to soothe, a bad lower back or lumbar (my husband tells me lumbar is the name), and prevent furtther damage. Any advice on posture too. Anything really! Also just wondering if there are any other repetative strain type injuries I should watch out for - I'm feeling pretty stiff altogether. I really wish I had prepared more for this.
Not sure if I'm posting in the appropriate topic - there doesn't seem to be a topic for this, but I feel that it's a valid issue that surely must affect other mums, or is it just me?