Expectant and new parents have many concerns regarding the relationship between sexuality and breastfeeding. How is a new mother's libido affected by breastfeeding? Why do some women get sexually excited when breastfeeding?
Breastfeedingalso known as nursingis the feeding of babies and young children with milk from a woman's breast. Deaths of an estimatedchildren under the age of five could be prevented globally every year with increased breastfeeding. Benefits for the mother include less blood loss following delivery, better uterus shrinkage, and decreased postpartum depression.
Many parents report changes in their sexual lives while breastfeeding. Physical changes in our bodies during the post-partum period and lactation, lack of sleep, and the demands of caring for young children all contribute to a shifting sense of self, including our experiences of ourselves as sexual beings. Whatever you are experiencing, from increased desire, to no desire at all, and everything in between, others have been there before you.
Fifty-three percent of our respondents said they are having sex. While 16 percent of mamas waited between three to six months to have sex, 7 percent waited more than a year. New moms are navigating big changes—to their body, their relationship, their life—so taking a sex break may not be surprising.
For the most part, new moms anticipate this at least a little. The good news? Breastfeeding and sex are not mutually exclusive.
We asked for thoughts about breastfeeding and sex. Here are some of the many responses we received. We have listed them all as anonymous for obvious reasons….
Erotic lactation is sexual arousal by breastfeeding on a woman's breast. Depending on the context, the practice can also be referred to as adult suckling, adult nursing, and adult breastfeeding. Practitioners sometimes refer to themselves as being in an adult nursing relationship ANR.
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Life with a newborn can be exhausting and emotionally overwhelming. As you adjust to your new role as a mother, you may be recovering from vaginal tears, a caesarean section, breast tenderness, hormonal highs and lows and sleep deprivation. Resuming an active sex life will likely be low on your list of priorities at the moment, but you will once again feel the urge.