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    Default Breastfeeding slurpy noise

    I've been breastfeeding my 8 week old baby and have recently started giving him one formula bottle at night. He slurps at both and can't seem to get a good seal. He had trouble when he was younger but then had two good weeks of perfect feeding and has now started this. It is like a clicking/sucking noise. I've googled it and it mostly talks about over active letdown which isn't the issue at all. Please help! It is hurting quite a lot and I'm on the verge of stopping breastfeeding all together.

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    Default Breastfeeding slurpy noise

    Has he got a tongue tie?

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    He did have tongue tie when he was born but they cut it... It didn't seem to make much difference though

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    I had the same experience with my second bub. Was due to the baby having poor attachment to the breast. I found a lactation consultant through a free local parenting centre, the child health nurse told me about it. It was hard at times teaching bub how to feed, but we got it sorted and I breastfed him to 16 months. Hope this helps.

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    Yeah I've been to three LC's and I go to ABA meetings. Everyone says re latch but it doesn't seem to help! What did your LC do to help? I actually wondered if he's struggling with learning to suck after tongue tie was cut. I thought that might happen. The only thing is he had two good weeks then went back which is hard to understand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTJ View Post
    He did have tongue tie when he was born but they cut it... It didn't seem to make much difference though
    Did they do the procedure properly? I know of a few bubs who had to have it done a few times.

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    maybe it is his attatchment. are you doing anything different when you latch him on? have you changed positions? are you moving (without consciously aware of it) while he's feeding. This happened to me and ds just wouldnt stay on and made all sorts of clicking noises - turns out i would attatch him too high for the natural position of my boob and then i'd slowly come down without realising. This caused the attatchment to become loose.
    are you moving a support arm/hand too soon before he's latched on?
    nipple confusion?
    engorgement? maybe hand express a bit off to help him get a better seal?
    you mentioned you are sore - to me this screams attatchment issues. id be getting to the LC asap.
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    Yeah I've tried all different positions and pillows and lying down... All the same. I thought I might have been too high so I got a midwife to help me put him on correctly but it still didn't help. I am really wondering if the tongue tie wasn't cut properly, but then that doesn't explain why he was going well (after the tongue tie was cut) and then all of a sudden started doing this!

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    how are you going op? if u
    r worried about his suction put ur clean little finger in his mouth, he should instinctivley suckle and pull it right back into his mouth - Upto the 2nd line down ur little finger (knuckle). if he can do this his tounge is fine. If not, you may want to go get that checked out again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTJ View Post
    Yeah I've tried all different positions and pillows and lying down... All the same. I thought I might have been too high so I got a midwife to help me put him on correctly but it still didn't help. I am really wondering if the tongue tie wasn't cut properly, but then that doesn't explain why he was going well (after the tongue tie was cut) and then all of a sudden started doing this!
    I would take him back to get tongue checked.


 

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