A new group offering support and advice to mums suffering from D-MER has been established.
D-MER stands for 'dysmorphic milk ejection reflex'.
This condition is more than a simple 'dislike' of breastfeeding - evidence is accumulating that this condition is a physiological (physical) reaction to the let-down reflex.
'Let-down is supposed to be a pleasurable experience for women but for the woman with D-MER they will instead have feelings of deep sadness or anger, even suicidal thoughts. As let-down can occur many times during a feed, and be otherwise undetectable by the mother, D-MER is sometimes assumed to be aversion or even post-natal depression.'
~ Nursing aversion and D-Mer support Group spokesperson
Although this condition only affects a tiny minority of nursing mums - if you feel it might apply to you, then you can find out more about this condition here & join the online support group here.
The more that is known about this condition, the more we can do to help mothers who are affected by it!