Is there a connection between D-MER and the breastfeeding aversion that some women have while nursing and pregnant?
In regards to nursing while pregnant, we have purposely pursued this possible connection and interviewed mothers on the subject. It is true that often mothers who are nursing while pregnant resonate with how D-MER is described. But it’s currently the thought that most of these mothers are “annoyed” or “irritated” when they first sit down to nurse, probably because of nipple contact, and it dissipates with milk release. Unlike D-MER, in which mothers feel fine with latch on and when the milk release process is triggered their feelings emerge. It is thought that pregnant mothers handle the dopamine drop normally, and that its nipple sensitivity that prompts them to feel irritated.