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.

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