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Old 07-02-2013, 01:39 PM   #1
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DD is 5 weeks old and gaining well. I've never had a baby do this, but she clicks all the time when she's nursing. I can sometimes feel it, like it's not a good latch. But even when I pull her off and relatch, she's still clicking even if I can't feel it. Rarely is she not doing it. Since I don't usually feekl it, it's only annoying because it's so loud! So much for ever nursing discreetly. Any way to get her to stop?

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Check her for lip and tongue ties. That definitely affects latch and can produce clicking sounds.
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Is her tongue clicking inside or is her latch breaking at the edges?
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Is her tongue clicking inside or is her latch breaking at the edges?
I think it's her tongue clicking.
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Do you have access to a LC?

If she's gaining well, not gassy, etc. and you're not hurting, it probably isn't a huge deal. I can understand it being annoying though.
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After getting our tongue tie cut, baby still clicked. LC said it can be normal.
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Do you have access to a LC?

If she's gaining well, not gassy, etc. and you're not hurting, it probably isn't a huge deal. I can understand it being annoying though.
I do have access to an LC, but haven't gone to see her. This baby has been a lot more fussy than my other babies. Unless she's eating or sleeping, she's especially fussy. I started giving her mylicon drops a few times a day and I feel like she's gotten a lot better-- so I assume it's been gas. Could a bad latch make her gassy?

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Yes. A bad latch can cause gas.

But babies are gassy so that's a hard one.

DS was fussy or eating. I quit fenugreek and he got happier. Don't know if there's anything like that for you. But it can upset baby tummies.
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I do have access to an LC, but haven't gone to see her. This baby has been a lot more fussy than my other babies. Unless she's eating or sleeping, she's especially fussy. I started giving her mylicon drops a few times a day and I feel like she's gotten a lot better-- so I assume it's been gas. Could a bad latch make her gassy?
Definitely! All that extra air can cause an upset tummy. For my kiddos at least, then they want to comfort suck to calm themselves. Then, their bellies get too full and they have reflux issues and spit up a lot more. Since they're comfort sucking, they're getting more foremilk and they're gassy and have uncomfortable BMs too. It's a nasty cycle.

I don't know if it would work for you, but one of mine did very well with seeing a chiropractor (started at 5 wks). Her latch was instantly better (she was breaking suction at the sides).
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