Bad Feelings During Breastfeeding: D-MER

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Some mothers have a little known syndrome called Dysphoric Milk-Ejection Reflex, or D-Mer. It is the experience of sad or otherwise disturbing feelings just prior to or in the first minute or so of breastfeeingyour baby.

I rarely come upon a personal story of D-MER, but I saw this one thismorning from A is for Akari and I wanted to share it so that those of you who have this can see what others in your situation have experienced. It's always good to know you're not the only one out there!

For more stories on the symptoms of D-MER, visit this page for quotes from other mothers who've had it.

Photo credit: © Vladislav Gansovsky – Fotolia

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About Katherine Stone

is the creator of this blog, and the founder and executive director of Postpartum Progress. She has been named a WebMD Health Hero, one of the fiercest women in America by More magazine, and one of the 15 most influential patient advocates to follow. She is a survivor of postpartum OCD.

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  1. im really worried if breastfeeding my baby while im mad is bad?