Breastsleeping is a wonderful way to bond with your baby and care for them throughout the night. The sleep arrangement isn't for everyone, but there are many parents that find it fits nicely into their lifestyles. Some families report sleeping more soundly while breastsleeping, and many are in favor of the familial closeness it brings. But what if closeness with the baby causes your sex life to suffer? If you're considering the arrangement, or practicing it already, you may be wondering how to make time for sex while breastsleeping?
Most women are given the green light to have sex at six week postpartum, according to the Mayo Clinic. Just because you can, however, doesn't mean you should. Every woman heals differently from pregnancy and childbirth and everyone's experience is different. Talking to your doctor about your sexual concerns is a good first step towards easing into sex again while breastsleeping.
If healing isn't an issue and you're rearing to go, but can't seem to find time with breastsleeping, then it's time to get creative. Finding time for sex isn't necessarily about the minutes on the clock, it's more often about redefining how you do it and where you do it. To help you get started, here are seven tips for making time to have sex while you're breastsleeping that don't involve the anti-spontaneous "scheduling it" notion, or giving up on sex completely.