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It’s possible that breastfeeding will not affect your sex life at all. But with the addition of a new family member to take care of, along with all of the recent changes to your body, it’s more likely that you and your partner will have to make a few adjustments. While some nursing mothers are anxious to get back to the physical relationship that they shared with their partner before their baby was born, others find that they have less sexual desire — or no interest in sex whatsoever. All of these responses are normal, so don’t worry if you find that you have less of a sex drive these days. It’s a temporary situation, and in time, you will find that your desire and interest will return. Your sexual desire isn’t the only thing that can get in the way: there are other things associated with breastfeeding that may affect your sex life, too. Here are some of the common concerns that breastfeeding women have about sex and breastfeeding and what you can do about them.