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Episode 76: D-MER: When Your Letdown Lets You Down

July 27, 2022

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In today’s episode, Jacqueline talks about a rare topic that isn’t talked about enough. D-MER affects only 9% of breastfeeding moms, although most think they have it. D-MER can be confusing, and isolating. It can be hard to cope with especially if you have past trauma triggering it.

Although D-MER isn’t common, Jacqueline clears up the space between questioning and knowing whether you are experiencing D-MER. She provides resources if you are experiencing severe symptoms or are unable to cope.


In today’s show, we discuss:

  • What D-MER is and when it affects you
  • The hormones behind D-MER
  • How to cope and when to seek treatment


A Glance at This Episode:

  • [2:35] What is D-MER
  • [11:04] Hormones involved in the lactation process
  • [13:50] How to cope with D-MER
  • [15:30] When and how to seek help if you are experiencing severe D-MER
  • [18:41] What to do if a traumatic response is triggering D-MER-like symptoms
  • [23:09] Does D-MER affect your baby


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