Childbirth and breast-feeding 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 different.
You can help restore a sexual relationship with your partner by anticipating the physical effects of breast-feeding.
Some women notice that they become aroused during breast-feeding. 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 breast-feeding.
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.
|Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine|
|Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||April 12, 2013|
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