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For some women, breastfeeding can make them feel sick, irritable or uncomfortable every time they start to release milk. The condition, called the Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER), is not widely known, but experts say it is not uncommon and mothers shouldn’t worry.

Some women with such symptoms feel they are “unfit as a mother” and blame themselves, but it is a physiological phenomenon that is different from postnatal depression or anxiety disorders, experts say.

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