How does breastfeeding affect a woman’s vaginal lubrication?

Hilda Y. Hutcherson, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

Because levels of the hormone estrogen drop during breastfeeding, you may no­tice that your vagina is dry and doesn’t lubricate as well as it should for comfortable sex. Invest in a good water-based lubricant with vitamin E and aloe, like K-Y Brand SILK-E to add moisture to dry vaginal tissues, thus enhancing comfort.



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