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Will breastfeeding disrupt my sex drive?

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Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Breast feeding is a rewarding and bonding experience but also time and energy consuming.
This may then leave you with a reduced sex drive due to physical fatigue, you may also be overwhelmed with other chores. Due to hormonal changes associated with nursing, one may encounter vaginal sensitivity/dryness-remediable. Emotional/intellectual spousal intimacy will allow sex drive to return.

In brief: Yes

Breast feeding is a rewarding and bonding experience but also time and energy consuming.
This may then leave you with a reduced sex drive due to physical fatigue, you may also be overwhelmed with other chores. Due to hormonal changes associated with nursing, one may encounter vaginal sensitivity/dryness-remediable. Emotional/intellectual spousal intimacy will allow sex drive to return.
Dr. Parul Krishnamurthy
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Breast feeding & sex

Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel more sexual than their bottle-feeding peers, finding breastfeeding an extremely pleasant, and even sensual, experience that can translate into amorous feelings for their partner.

In brief: Breast feeding & sex

Of course, every woman is different, and many nursing mothers report that breastfeeding doesn't affect their libido one way or another. Some even feel more sexual than their bottle-feeding peers, finding breastfeeding an extremely pleasant, and even sensual, experience that can translate into amorous feelings for their partner.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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