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low libido while bf'ing

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since i had my baby in august my sex drive has been in "park."  lol (sort of)


this happened with my other babies, too.  it sucks.  my dh is getting bummed (though he says he understands).  i mean, don't get me wrong, he's being tended to but he wants me to have fun, too.


i haven't ovulated yet, i am bf'ing and i know those things combined can put your libido on pause.  but even so, i'm starting to feel a bit insecure.  any others out there experiencing this?  i do partake in herbal remedies (iykwim) and that helps a tad (used to totally put me in the mood) but these days not enough to "get me there."  


any suggestions? 

affirmations for my poor ego?



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I think it is pretty normal, especially when you are bfing. Your body is trying to keep you from getting pregnant, natura; birth control! I didn't cycle until dd was 29 months! Prolactin opposes dopamine, which is a neurotransmitter that stimulates libido. Folate is important for dopamine production, so make sure you are getting enough (as in LOTS) of folate in your diet from things like greens and lentils and liver, and/or take a prenatal vitamin or B-Complex that has the 5-MTHF form of folate like Thorne Research.

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