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How Can Breastfeeding Affect Sexuality?

When you are breastfeeding, you may feel less interested in sex because of changes in your hormones.  This is normal. Some women do not lose interest in sex.  This is also normal. Most women find their usual interest in sex returns gradually, over the year after childbirth.

Some women may have vaginal dryness. Many couples use a water soluble lubricant such as K-Y Jelly to make sex more comfortable.  You can buy lubricant at the drugstore without a prescription.

Some women leak breastmilk when they become sexually aroused or have an orgasm.  If this makes you or your partner feel ncomfortable you can wear a bra with breast pads during sex.