Breastfeeding/Nursing Aversion and Agitation is a phenomenon whereby breastfeeding triggers negative emotions like anger or irritation, skin-crawling sensations and particular intrusive thought like feeling trapped or an urge to de-latch (Yate, Z., 2020)
*Yate, Z :"When Breastfeeding Sucks: What you need to know about Nursing Aversion & Agitation", Pinter & Martin, London)
What mothers say
I thought I was going crazy until I found this resource site and joined the support group. I've managed to get my aversion under control now that I've figured out why I get it
Emily & Polly
My sister and I actually both experienced aversion but because we felt awful we never spoke to each other about it.....until she shared the podcast with me and I said 'Hey, I get that too!'
In my Japanese culture it is common to breastfeed and share a bed, so this is what we do. I wanted to carry on doing this but struggled with negative emotions and couldn't talk to anyone. Finding this community saved my breastfeeding journey!