“Honey, breastfeeding just doesn’t feel ok.” 

“Honey, what do you mean? Do you have pain?”  

“Umm no.  I don’t know if I can explain it.  When I’m first starting to breastfeed our little guy, I just feel kinda blah.  Kind of sad and empty. It’s been happening for a while, and I don’t get it.  I really enjoy breastfeeding.  I don’t understand why I feel like this.”  

“Honey!  This is amazing.  Not that you feel like this, but that you are finally talking about it.  Dianne and Abby have an entire episode about this!  There’s a name for it and everything!  You better go listen!”  

Have you ever had feelings of despondency, anxiety or aggression while you breastfeed?  They don’t last the entire time, but they are there during letdown.  This is a real thing!  Check out the Badass Breastfeeding Podcast this week as Dianne and Abby talk about D-MER (dysphoric milk ejection reflex) and what you can do to help yourself if you are having these feelings.   

This week’s episode is brought to you by Fairhaven Health, fertility, pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding products. Use promo code BADASS for 10% off at www.fairhavenhealth.com.

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Thanks for all the reviews on iTunes! They really help us out. Please keep them coming!! Stay tuned because we will have another comment giveaway soon!! 

Dianne can be seen at DianneCassidyConsulting.com and Abby can be seen at thebadassbreastfeeder.com 

Music: “Levels of Greatness” from “We Used to Paint Stars in then Sky (2012)” courtesy of Scott Holmes at freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott Holmes