See, every time little Sugarpie latches on to nurse, I get a flashback to the baby blues that haunted me the first two weeks of her life. This is accompanied by loss of appetite. Then, about 30 mercifully, short seconds later, it goes away.
I always thought it was strange, but I just deal with it, since it comes and goes so quickly. Turns out, I’m not alone and it has a name.
D-MER is short for dysphoric milk ejection reflex. (See these search results if you don’t believe me.) For me, it’s not such a big deal because, like I said, it goes away quickly. But it is NOT nice to be reminded of the emotional hell I was in at the very beginning (see this post).
This has lessened over time and sometimes I don’t even feel the letdown (even though I know she got one because of her nursing rhythm).
Anyone else experienced this? I thought I was crazy, but I guess I am not alone!