Determinants of Female Sexual Function in Breastfeeding Women

Miguel Fuentealba-Torres, Denisse Cartagena-Ramos, Lucia A.S. Lara, Josilene D. Alves, Antônio C.V. Ramos, Laura T. Campoy, Jonas B. Alonso, Lucila C. Nascimento, Ricardo A. Arcêncio

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Knowledge about the determinants of female sexual function in breastfeeding women is limited. A total of 355 breastfeeding women completed the Female Sexual Function Index (FSFI) and the Qol-8 quality of life questionnaire. FSFI scores decreased in the first six months of breast feeding. There was a positive relationship between FSFI scores and the importance of sex, level of communication, income, quality of life, and receiving brief sexual counseling.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)538-549
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Sex and Marital Therapy
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 18 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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