Let's talk about sex and breastfeeding

Sex after giving birth is a tricky topic! Our resident Certified Lactation Counselor Molly Petersen gives you the facts.

The most important things to remember are to consult your doctor about when the right time is and make sure you have an open, honest conversation with your partner about it, because once you get the all-clear from your doctor, it’s really up to you and your partner. Open, honest communication is the best way to find what works for you as a couple. If soreness in your breasts is what's stopping you from having sex, a light self breast massage can get the blood flowing and reduce soreness a bit. But the most important thing to remember is to do what you're comfortable with, and communicate with your partner about any pain you may be experiencing.

While breastfeeding is a unique experience for each and every woman, if anything feels especially abnormal, make sure to talk to your health care provider immediately.

Meet Molly Petersen

“I love when I hear the confidence in a new mom’s voice when she realizes that her body is capable of giving her baby the very best.” Molly began her Lansinoh career assisting customers with product questions, and was inspired to become a CLC when she realized that many questions were more about breastfeeding than products.

 

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