An expert weighs in on this mom's story. By Claire Lawrence April 20, Of all the embarrassing and weird things that come with pregnancy and new motherhood, this one is the hardest to admit. Most of them focused on the baby: the antibodies, the infection-fighting properties, the immune system something or other. And I knew there were benefits to mom as well: not just the convenience and the bonding, but some kind of hormonal boost that my prenatal books made sound like a drug-free high. So, I honestly thought that it was sort of normal in those early weeks—once I got past the toe-curling nipple pain—for nursing to be, well, titillating?
Can I Have Sex When I'm Breastfeeding?
Breastfeeding and Sex: What to Know About Intimacy Postdelivery
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What Effects Does Breastfeeding Have on Sex?
Sex after baby is a big enough change. Sex if you're breastfeeding? You're definitely going to be trying something new. But if you're wondering, " Can I have sex when I'm breastfeeding? As long as you don't mean while you're breastfeeding because, I don't know, that might be a little awkward.
Feeding your baby can have a huge impact on your sex life — in a whole load of different ways. Here are the facts to wheel out on your next mum night out. This is thanks to falling oestrogen levels making you feel dryer than usual and lowered progesterone lowering your libido NHS Choices, All of which means your sex life may not be top of its game.