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    Default Feeling 'homesick' with milk letdown...?

    Hi everyone,

    I have a very random question... But when DS is feeding and my milk lets down, I get this empty feeling in the pit of my stomach. It's like that feeling if homesickness - you know? If there are multiple let downs, the feeling keeps coming back.

    It's really starting to bother me to be honest. I am expressing at the moment due to attachment issues and I also find the feeling less noticeable when it is not a human attached (sounds harsh I know). So I will stick with expressing as longs I can.

    It was the same with DS1 but I thought it was just because of our feeding issues.

    Has this ever happened to anyone else or am I just odd...?

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    Default Feeling 'homesick' with milk letdown...?

    I'm on my phone but it sounds a little like something called D-MER? Have a little google and see if it rings a bell

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    Default Feeling 'homesick' with milk letdown...?

    Yes there was a thread about a week ago on this - have a search in this section. I think it was started by Neekie?

    Sorry I can't be of more help!

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    Have a look at this, I had it too. Not fun!

    http://www.d-mer.org/

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    Default Feeling 'homesick' with milk letdown...?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Yes there was a thread about a week ago on this - have a search in this section. I think it was started by Neekie?

    Sorry I can't be of more help!
    There was and it was Neekie. I'll try and find it.

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    Default Feeling 'homesick' with milk letdown...?

    Ahhhh thanks! I just found the thread. Glad to know I'm not alone. Might google a bit more. there doesn't seem like there is much I can do but still interesting to know a bit about it.

    I didn't van know something like this existed!! I feel so relieved. I though it was a bonding issue.

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    Default Feeling 'homesick' with milk letdown...?

    Quote Originally Posted by hunnybunny View Post
    Have a look at this, I had it too. Not fun!

    http://www.d-mer.org/
    Thanks for the link.

    Can I ask... Did you keep BFing? Did it get any easier/better?

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    I experience this as well. DS is nearly 14 months and those first few moments are just soul-crushing. I was so relieved to hear that I'm not abnormal!

    ETA: It's only during letdown, which is now quite quick for me, so the vast majority of the time that we are feeding it is lovely. So yes, it did get better for me.


 

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