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Is it normal for a woman to occasionally experience physical arousal or an orgasm while breastfeeding her child?

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Dr. Hugo Ribot
Obstetrics and Gynecology 35 years experience
Yes: Although uncommon, it has been documented that the stimulation a woman receives to the nipple/areola complex can be sexually arousing. As far as orgasm, that depends very much on the individual. There are not a significant number of women who achieve orgasm with breast stimulation alone. Most women require some degree of direct or indirect clitoral stimulation to reach orgasm.
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Absolutely normal: One of the reasons that some women love to breast feed.

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Last updated May 24, 2012

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