Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex, more commonly known as D-MER, is one of the most severe breastfeeding challenges yet also one of the least known or understood. D-MER is a feeling of dysphoria caused by the hormonal shift that occurs when the milk releases during nursing, pumping, or any other time a let-down is triggered. So if you or anyone you know experiences significant negative feelings when milk lets-down, you may want to hear what Alia Macrina Heise has to share. Propelled by her personal experience with D-MER, Alia has become a clinical expert in the area of dysphoric milk ejection reflex.
Alyssa and Hope get real! Being a new parent isn't always the blissful joy we might see on holiday cards. It can be really tough times, as well as wonderful times. We suggest that the balance lies in self-care. It can be so difficult to care for ourselves as new parents, and we haven't always done the best job of it ourselves. We hope our stories and discussion will support you and propel you into a holiday season and new year of simple joys and caring for yourself just as well as you already do for your precious little ones.