This is a very interesting thread. Now that you mention it- I also have an emotional feeling often when nursing, I think it is probably meloncholy... I think a sad thought about how short a baby is a baby, that it's my last baby- about growing old, about not making the most of the time I have... there are some very wonderful things that sometimes stir up a sense of loss in me- the sound of the goldfinches in the late summer do that to me- I feel like I am dying, that it's all over- they signal an end for me- and it's bizarre morbidity- because they are joyful beautiful little yellow birds.
Anyway- sometimes once you can identify an emotion- you can direct it. For example I have done that with the toilet paper roll- a friend gave me a lecture before marriage that I shoiuld embrace my job as the sole changer of the Tp and it would spare me a ton of marital strife- boy was that some good advice. If I expected anyone else to mamage that job- I'd be raving- but instead it's all mine and I enjoy the three seconds it takes me to do my job thinking about how much annoyance I can save myself by keeping a cheerful attitude.
Maybe we can all, now that we have identified "something" work to direct the energy of that emotion to a positive place- to habituate our mind's emotional reaction to respond with joy to that hormone release rather than sadness. Maybe get a beautiful picture to focus on, or a soft texture to touch, an aroma therapy scented oil to dab on your wrist, a poem or bible verse... a lullaby. Let's try to make an effort to conciously do something emotionally uplifting!
This little book may have some nice little "chicken soup" meditations for when you are nursing.http://www.maternityandnursing.com/c...roducts_id=185