Are breasts just for baby?

I am two months pregnant. My husband likes to play with my breasts during sex. If I breastfeed will this be a problem? I don't want to disrupt my sex life but I would like to nurse. If my husband sucks my breasts during sex, will it hurt our baby when it's time to feed. Neither of us want to take milk from the baby, but at the same time my hubby gets excited about the thought of playing with my breasts while I am still lactating.


Debbi Donovan

Debbi Donovan is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant, as well as a retired La Leche League Leader. For more than a decade, Debbi... Read more

Congratulations on your pregnancy! Breastfeeding does not need to curtail sexual play with your breasts.

Since you and your husband enjoy breast stimulation as part of your lovemaking, by all means, continue to enjoy. Any breastmilk (or colostrum) your partner receives will not take anything away from your baby, nor will it harm him.

Since the same hormone, oxytocin, that is released during orgasm also causes your milk to eject, do not be surprised if your milk lets-down (and sprays) during lovemaking. If this bothers you or your partner, you may be able to lessen this possibility by nursing your little one just before you become intimate. This can also help to increase the possibility that you will have a bit of uninterrupted time together while baby peacefully sleeps. Enjoy!

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