Monday, May 17, 2010

Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex

Finally, there is a name for what I've been going through! Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex
My friend posted this on a forum and as soon as I started to read it I began to cry. I've been dealing with this for so long now and it's nice to know that I'm not crazy, this is an actual condition and there is a name for it!
I'll be trying some of the suggested natural remedies asap.
I hope others suffering from Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex(D-MER)stumble upon this information so they know they are not alone and there is help.


Damion said...

Melissa, have you had any success with any of the natural treatments listed on the site?

Melissa said...

Damion! Is the the Damion I think it is? It's been forever!
I have been taking a suggested remedy. The Rhodiola. I do think it's been helping, but I still have my moments. Especially if I have I'm really full and have a big milk let down.

Damion said...

Yes, this is the Damion you think it is. I check back on this blog of yours from time to time to see how you and your family are doing. (A downside to the internet: it's easier than picking up a phone, especially for an introvert.)

If a big milk letdown still produces the dysphoria, perhaps a breast-pump could be preemptively employed to eliminate big letdowns. I realize that the use of a breast-pump might run a little contrary to the natural path you prefer to tread, but if it lessens any misery it might be worth it. A possible upside to a breast-pump would be that it could give Josh and Nevin a chance to experience feeding Chloe as well.