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Table 5 Breastfeeding as a risk factor for sexual health issues at 6 and 12 months postpartum

From: Prevalence of and risk factors associated with sexual health issues in primiparous women at 6 and 12 months postpartum; a longitudinal prospective cohort study (the MAMMI study)

  6 months postpartum 12 months postpartum
  n/total % Unadjusted OR 95% CI p value n/total % Unadjusted OR 95% CI p value
Dyspareunia 139/292 47.6 1.9 1.3–2.6 < 0.001* 33/133 24.8 1.2 0.7–1.8 0.477
Lack of vaginal lubrication 159/295 52.9 1.7 1.2–2.3 0.001* 55/135 40.7 1.3 0.9–1.9 0.221
Loss of interest in sexual activity 168/298 56.4 1.7 1.3–2.3 0.001* 62/135 45.9 1.4 1.0–2.1 0.064
  1. *indicates statistical signficance at p < 0.05