Im single mom to a 10 wk old who was born 5 wks early. He possibly has reflux and is on Prevacid, but its only been 1 week, so i keep hoping itll get better. but he still seems in pain after every nursing.
So Im holding him ALL the time because he is crying if i dont. and now my back and neck are killing me.
Everyone suggests a carrier or wrap, laying back to nurse him at night, etc etc, but all of these contraptions and positions just aggravate my back and neck. i have an old injury and am often in pain, and now after a csection, and weak muscles, its a wreck.
ive been seeing a chiropractor, so has baby, but i cant seem to recover between visits. i even bought a lighter weight car seat carrier and strolller because just the effort to carry him to and from the car was putting too much strain on me.
i use muscle cream all the time and take a lot of Advil. I cant not take care of him. I gave up side laying and laying back on pillows in the bio nursing positions because they just kill me. so i sit up in bed with the nursing pillow. i should just get up and sit in the chair, but im soooo tired.
during the day i sit in a chair with a straight back and arm rests.
i dont know what else i can do to help. hes only getting heavier and sometimes i want to cry when im holding him because my back feels like its giving out. i dont have help and its soo hard mentally and physically.
I am terribly sorry! I have quite a bit of back pain myself and for sure when I nursed my little ones. I could never find a position that was comfortable.
I tried several kinds of carriers but all or them hurt my back terribly. I have since seem carries that put alot the weight on the hips but I can’t remember the name of them. But if I want a carrier for my next baby I might try one of those kinds. If I can remember the name of them, I will tell you.