There's an interesting article in the new issue of Breastfeeding Today about dysphoric milk ejection reflex (D-MER).
It's essentially where a mother suddenly feels depressed, sad, anxious, guilty, or otherwise bad and icky just as let-down occurs.
It sounds like this is something that hasn't been studied or described before. The article is an interview with an LLL Leader/IBCLC and a mother who experienced D-MER about what it is and their theories about how it occurs.
I'm curious about how prevalent it is. I know that I've felt overwhelming emotions at let-down, but they've generally been loving and happy feelings, fortunately, though I can relate to the feeling like "homesickness" that's described in the article. Sort of good, but with an edge of sadness to it.
Have you ever experienced D-MER?