Breastfeeding Relief Treatments

By Physiotherapists

Breastfeeding Relief

Breastfeeding is such an incredibly different experience between individuals.  Some mothers take to it very easily and really enjoy it whereas others find it extremely hard physically and emotionally.  Pain that can arise in the boob itself or the nipple can be incredibly sore and make the mother dread feeding and in some cases stop altogether.  In worst cases if not relieved it can lead to mastitis which is infection in the breast and very painful with flu like symptoms often requiring antibiotics.

Lactation consultants are the first port of call if experiencing issues as they can help you learn ways of improving the latching of the baby and advise on breastfeeding positions and other problems you may be experiencing.

How Can Physiotherapy Help?

When breasts are sore and engorged it is not just milk but a mixture of excess fluid accumulation and milk.  Physiotherapists at Health2u can visit you at home and provide lymphatic massage and teach self lymphatic massage to help the fluid drain and then provide relief.  This type of massage is a very light massage and not a pummeling effect that sometimes mothers are given by other massage therapists which is painful and can cause bruising.

The physiotherapists can also provide ultrasound therapy to help unblock milk ducts that may be blocked causing problems with breastfeeding and laser therapy to the nipples to relieve soreness.  There are taping techniques that can also help to lift the breast and reduce pain of heavy boobs and improve milk supply.  All of these treatments can be provided in the comfort of your own home.

Chest, shoulder and upper back pain can also be a secondary symptom of breastfeeding positions and there are massage, manual therapy, taping techniques and exercises the physios can do to help relieve these pains.

Breastfeeding Relief Session At Home: 150sgd

Call Out Fee For After 530 Same Day Or On The Weekend: 200sgd

If you would like one of our physiotherapists to visit you at home and provide breastfeeding relief just drop us a whatsapp at +65 8358 2144 or email us at

Your Therapists

Rebecca started Health2u in Singapore following the success of Physiocomestoyou Ltd in London and the UK which is still running strong.  Both companies were developed to address the gap in the market for a professional service providing... Read More »


Laura owns and runs Health2u/Health2mama with Bex Aldridge.   She has worked in various clinical settings in both the United Kingdom and Singapore, where she spent three years at Jurong Health hospitals working in neuro-rehabilitation, geriatric,... Read More »


Ezora is a Certified physiotherapist with 4 years of experience in an acute hospital and  specialised in Musculoskeletal outpatients for 2 years. A highly independent and efficient individual who is able to juggle a high case load. Motivated and... Read More »


Katie qualified as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom in 2008 with a First Class Bachelors Honour Degree. Working in both the National Health Service and private hospital settings, Katie has specialised as a senior physiotherapist and developed... Read More »


Dr Aruna Vijaya Ratnam was awarded the Mid-term scholarship in 2012 and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She then went on to complete her Clinical Doctorate in Physical therapy with Nova... Read More »


Sharmala has been working as a physiotherapist for 14 years. She started out in community rehabilitation before moving to the sports and musculoskeletal field. She has work experience in sports and musculoskeletal field since 2008 when she was... Read More »