Has anyone else who has a fast letdown found that their babies are reluctant to latch properly, nice wide open mouth, but insist on doing a shallow latch?
My dd is very different from ds, but she is similar in the way she has developed a very particular preference for a shallow latch and gets quite upset at times when I try to latch her deeper. I know that a deep latch is the best way to cope with a fast flow, but in the earlier days (she's 3 months now) she still choked with a deep latch. Just couldn't keep up with the swallowing.
I know all the tips and tricks for coping with a fast letdown. None of them have helped. Posturing makes things worse as she prefers cradle hold by far. I could express more off to start with but even on a more empty boob she still chokes and splutters quite often.
She's getting worse now because her latch is often worse, but what I'm wondering is could she be doing it as a sort of self protective behaviour? Perhaps she feels more in control over the flow?
Wondering if anyone in a similar position has come to this conclusion with any of their nurslings...?