Stone says, laughing. But luckily, there are things you can do to help regulate your body, its hormones, and re-gain some mental clarity and confidence. Medically reviewed by Carissa Stephens, R.
But even more likely, it's having a newborn who needs to eat every two to three hours around the clock -- and the crazy exhaustion that goes with it -- that's putting your sex life on the back burner these days. This is normal but may sometimes require medical attention. This allows you to feel aroused again and may encourage sexual activities in the future that both of you can look forward to.
Stone says, laughing. Breastfeeding can cause a variety of changes, in both body and mind, during the postpartum period. Breastfeeding definitely plays a big role in decreased sexual interest post-babynoted Parents. Getting Pregnant.
On the other hand, leaky breasts during intimacy is totally expected—and likely occurring because good things are happening. If you feel like you have no sex drive after baby, you are not alone. For breastfeeding moms, your breast continue to change after birth too.
Pleasure and intimacy are a two-way street. That tends to be the same with patients who are formula feeding or breastfeeding. Give yourself time to heal and adjust—and try viewing your body with awe. In addition to hormonal changes, there are sensory-related and psychological causes of a decreased sex drive, Brandi Jordan, a social worker and board certified lactation consultant, tells Romper.
This way you can both ask questions and feel more secure in your choices.