How to Carry a Baby Without Hurting Your Back (or Wrist or Hips)—August 27, 2015 explores new mom aches and pains and how to encourage back, wrist and hip health. 

According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, postpartum moms may be lifting their tots, who usually weigh between 7 and 10 pounds, up to 50 times a day. 

"Reaching into the crib to lift your baby out usually means having to stretch the arms to clear the railing, and it’s this maneuver that strains the back," said Dr. Sabrina Strickland, sports medicine surgeon at HSS. "Always lift with the large, strong muscles of the legs, bend at the knees - not the waist and use your midsection for stability."

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