|5/31/2012 – Does Breastfeeding Make You Feel Terrible?
In recent months, a handful of the women who have come into my office for assessments have had a unique dilemma. Their chief complaint has been “Bad Feelings” while Breastfeeding. Some of the women also experienced depression or anxiety in other areas of life, and some of them only experienced the “Bad Feelings” while nursing their newborns.
These women described to me intense feelings of rage or deep feelings of despair every time they sat down to nurse their child. They all said that the bad feelings lasted from the moment the baby latched until a few minutes into the feeding. The first time a woman came into my office describing this, I clearly remembered hearing something about this phenomenon when I was a Doula. I did a quick Google search and came up with something called Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex. Read More
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