breastfeeding may affect your sexual desire.
Exhaustion, breast soreness, your baby's demands, and recovery from childbirth
may reduce your interest in intimacy with your partner. But you may feel
more comfortable having sex after the baby is born. Each woman's experience is
You can help restore a sexual relationship with your partner by
anticipating the physical effects of breastfeeding.
Some women notice that they become aroused during breastfeeding.
Although this sensation is similar to a sexual response, it is not sexually
driven. It is your body's way of preparing the breast for breastfeeding.
Talk with your partner about your feelings, concerns, and
expectations. Also, rest whenever possible. Try to set up a time for the two
of you to reconnect emotionally and physically.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMarch 16, 2017
Current as of:
March 16, 2017
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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