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Posted by on Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:20 AM
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When I had my second daughter I tried to breastfeed, but when she would latch on I would instantly feel sad, like extreme sadness. Is that normal? Should I expect it with my next? How long does it last?
by on Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:20 AM
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mamashealovekin
by Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:23 AM
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K8wizzo
by Kate on Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:41 AM
It's not normal, but it's not unusual either. It's a condition called D-MER and there is quite a bit of information about it, including some on kellymom.com.
cp428
by Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 9:48 AM

I don't think it's normal, but it does happen. Like Kate said, it's called D-MER. I have it too, but I didn't have it with my first child. It gets better over time, but at 9 months now it hasn't completely gone away for me, it's just not as strong. I've found that keeping myself distracted when I nurse by either watching TV or browsing stuff online on my phone or tablet helps me not feel it quite as much. Check out the article on Kellymom as well as http://d-mer.org/.

tabi_cat1023
by Group Mod - Tabitha on Feb. 19, 2014 at 11:22 AM

d-mer.org may be the place you need to look..it should help you alot

yellow14
by Member on Feb. 19, 2014 at 1:24 PM
I never heard that, I remember breastfeeding the first 2 weeks hurting so bad, but when my nipples stopped hurting breastfeeding was actually relaxing for me and a bonding time.
aehanrahan
by Group Mod - Amy on Feb. 19, 2014 at 11:32 PM
Yep, this!

Quoting tabi_cat1023:

d-mer.org may be the place you need to look..it should help you alot

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