Learn about the facts on having sex when breastfeeding
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Hi everybody! I'm Melanie Raposo and welcome to Mommy's Minute. Most new mothers are concerned about having sex while they're breastfeeding. One of their biggest concerns is leaky breasts. The hormone oxytocin, which is responsible for the milk letdown reflex, is released during orgasm which can cause some milk to be ejected during sex. Now some couples claim to enjoy this experience, but if that bothers you, a good tip is to wear breastfeeding pads underneath your bra to reduce the amount of milk sprayed. Lastly, be rest assured this is all perfectly normal, but if it does still bother you, it's good to talk to your husband and be open and honest about exactly how you're feeling and what you want.