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9 ways sex can change after birth

It's lube time!

Lubricants can help make sex easier for breastfeeding moms who are experiencing vaginal dryness.

Breastfeeding causes a decrease in estrogen levels for some new moms, leading to vaginal dryness. Don’t worry! This isn’t permanent, and it has nothing to do with any underlying problem in most cases. However, until the natural lubricant comes back, it’s a good idea to use a sexual lubricant.

Reviewed by Dr. Kristie Rivers, September 2020

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