Is it normal to dislike sex after baby

Courtney - posted on 01/21/2012 ( 6 moms have responded )

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I have an 11 month old son who is still breastfeeding. I love my SO and he is my best friend, and as every man does he wants sex everyday multiple times. I just have no sex drive. Is this normal? Does anybody else have the same problem?

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Stifler's - posted on 01/21/2012

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No but I never breastfed that could be the reason. If the baby feeds a lot you might feel bombarded and just want to be left alone when the baby isn't attatched to you.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 01/21/2012

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Did you feel like this before you had your baby? Yeah, hormones can really mess with a women. Along with all the energy it takes to BF and take care of a baby. It can be a while before your sex drive gets back to normal. It was never about convenience to be though. It was lack of sex drive, or recovery from having a baby, to being exhausted and not having the energy.

Jessica - posted on 01/21/2012

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I was (and still am a bit) the same way. There are very few nights where I feel I have energy for anything besides getting into bed and laying down. My second daughter is 9 months old and my first is 3 years. I'm hoping as they grow (and sleep better) and my period returns I'll get back into the swing of things there. But ya, I think it's totally normal! :)

Chrystal - posted on 01/21/2012

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Breastfeeding can suppress ovulation and that means less estrogen which means less sex drive. It effect everyone different but that could be the reason your less interested at the moment.

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Britt - posted on 01/21/2012

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honey i still dislike it after a couple yrs after having the baby, its not dh , its called 5 kids no energy and private time lol

Sherri - posted on 01/21/2012

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FYI not every man wants it everyday multiple times. My husband is comfortable taking my cues and once a week or once every other is more than fine for our relationship.



However, to answer your question yes it is very normal to have no sex drive after having a baby. Just be open and honest with your SO and hopefully he will accept and understand.

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