Published Research

Case Study

Dysphoric milk ejection reflex: A case report

Second Case Study

A Case of Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER)

Qualitative Research Study

Maternal experiences of embodied emotional sensations during breast feeding: An Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis

Google Book Search

Multiple lactation texts have included information about D-MER. A Google Book search reveals which ones.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar shows any papers or studies published about D-MER. Blog

The D-MER blog posts twice a month with updates that includes informative content as well as stories from other mothers.

Case Series

Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex: A Case Series

Research Article

 The Mystery of D-MER: What Can Hormonal Research Tell Us About Dysphoric Milk-Ejection Reflex?

Continuing Education Presentation

A brief overview of D-MER for healthcare providers from Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc.

Experiences and knowledge on Dysphoric Milk Ejection Reflex (D-MER)

A study by means of a mixed method design approach out of     

the KAROLINSKA INSTITUTET. An institution for women and children’s health

Podcasts About D-MER

All About Breastfeeding Podcast

Lori Jill Isenstadt, IBCLC is a huge breastfeeding supporter.  She has spent much  of her adult life working in the maternal health field. Once she became turned on to birth and became a childbirth educator, there was no stopping her love of working with families during their childbearing years.  Lori became a Birth doula and a Postpartum doula and soon became a lactation consultant.  She has been helping moms and babies with breastfeeding for over 25 years.  Lori founded her private practice, All About Breastfeeding where she meets with moms one on one to help solve their breastfeeding challenges.  She is an international speaker, book author and the host of the  popular itunes podcast, All About Breastfeeding, the place where the girls hang out.  You can reach Lori by email at: or contact her via her website:

Breastfeeding Outside The Box Podcast

Alyssa Schnell, has been helping parents and babies with breastfeeding since 2002 and has been accredited as an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) since 2009.  Alyssa is a conference speaker and author of Breastfeeding Without Birthing:  A Breastfeeding Guide for Mothers Through Adoption, Surrogacy, and Other Special Circumstances.  She has also been featured in the Journal of Human Lactation, the Journal of Clinical Lactation, The Washington Post, Adoptive Families magazine, and New Beginnings magazine.  Alyssa is the proud mother of three breastfed children, two by birth and one by adoption.  She enjoys reading, sewing, yoga, and theater.  Alyssa lives in St. Louis.

Born To Be Breastfed Podcast

Marie Biancuzzo started helping mothers, babies and families to succeed at breastfeeding more than thirty years ago. Fondly remembered for decades by mothers, she earned their trust by helping them to cut through the misinformation, bust the myths, and believe in themselves. Among her peers, Marie has received international recognition as a clinical expert, book author, and national-level change agent. She was a founding member of the United States Breastfeeding Committee, the past president of Baby-Friendly USA, and the founding editor of Nursing for Women’s Health.

Marie has both depth and breadth of expertise from having worked in community and teaching hospitals, with mothers and health care providers, in nearly all subspecialties of maternal infant health. From the mother’s hospital bedside to the university classroom, Marie has honed her skills at helping people be good consumers of health care information.

A native of the Rochester, New York area, Marie now resides in the Washington DC area but crisscrosses the country as Director of Breastfeeding Outlook, the education company she founded in 1998. Through her courses and seminars, Marie works to help nurses and other professionals learn how to help families with breastfeeding and related perinatal topics. Recognized for her warmth and personable teaching style, Marie continues to provide direct assistance to mothers, as well.

Marie writes weekly for her blog, Marie’s Outlook.

Informational Handouts

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For Mothers: French (pdf)


NEW Handout for Medical Professionals (pdf)


For Mothers: Portuguese (pdf)


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