Friday, March 27, 2009

Do you feel bad when breastfeeding?

Some mothers have very strong negative feelings well up inside them while breastfeeding, just before the milk begins to flow. These mothers feel fine and happy the rest of the time, and they know they are not suffering from post partum depression, so what is it that makes these bad feelings happen right before the "let-down" starts?

This is a recently recognised condition called D-MER, or Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex and there is a lovely website dedicated to this exact topic, D-MER: because breastfeeding shouldn't make you feel this way. They have found that it is a hormonal condition linked to a drop in dopamine that seems to occur whenever milk is released. The good thing to know is that it is treatable.

Watch their video here and visit their web site for more valuable information:

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