Massages: Regular massages during the first few weeks provide relief from back pain and other exhaustion of childbirth.

Posture: Always sit and stand upright.  While breastfeeding, don’t strain your back by bending over the baby. Instead bring baby towards you; place feeding pillow under your baby for support.

Home Care: One of the best home remedies is application of alternating packs of heat and cold compresses for 15-20 minutes. Try the popular electric heating belts available at chemist stores. It soothes the nerves and provides relief.

Alternately, you might also consider taking a warm aromatherapy bath, Soak for sometime in warm water mixed with two cups Epsom salt, two drops of lavender oil and one drop of chamomile oil.


If the pain is severe, you need to consult your doctor. Most of the time, taking recommended doses of Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen helps relieve back pain.