After having a baby women often feel uninterested in sex. This is commonly due to lack of sleep, physical exhaustion, soreness and many women feel unattractive following childbirth. Looking after a baby is very time consuming and women often find it hard to juggle meeting baby’s needs, running a home and maintaining an intimate relationship with you. While breastfeeding many women will not have periods, however they may still ovulate.

Although exclusive breastfeeding day and night will provide some protection from becoming pregnant, It is important to discuss contraception with your partner and health professional. During intercourse the breasts may be extra sensitive and leak breastmilk, this is normal.

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