Elisha - posted on 12/21/2009 ( 3 moms have responded )
Hello! I'm due in March and (with luck) planning on breastfeeding my child as long as I can, however there's a small issue I can't seem to get over...
The hubby and I have a strong connection to breasts and our sex life, I don't really want that to change - does it have to? I can't imagine doing one and then the other, no matter how much time or soap happens in between. I'm having strong reservations about it, and I don't think that's normal - aren't all mother's suppose to look forward to it instead of being freaked out? On the one hand, I want my child to have the best possible start, and breast milk is an excellent beginning, on the other, the thought of giving up that part of my relationship with my husband is depressing.
Anybody else have this issue separating meal times for the baby and the sexualization of the breast? I don't think I'd have too many issues with pumping and putting into a bottle, but aren't there drawbacks to that method? Are there benefits I wouldn't know about? This isn't talked about frequently, either you feed directly from the breast or you mix formula in a bottle - one rarely seems to overlap the other.