Darn it! We had just kicked thrush and then my 6 week old got a fever and had to be hospitalized for three days on IV antibiotics. Long story short, he was nursing well but having a little trouble when my breasts were full because of the forceful letdown. Starting a couple of days ago he is slurping my nipples in and out when he nurses, almost like he is not getting a good seal when latching. I think this is how he is dealing with the flow. I have been pumping some off so he doesn't get that initial burst of milk but that doesn't seem to help. He will latch a little, but otherwise it is slurpy and he continuously comes of the breast. Surprisingly, he is draining my breast but it is taking longer that usual and it is starting to not feel good on my nipples. I am terrified because I have been dealing with sore nipples all along and just when they got better this is happening. I was ready to throw in the towel last night, I was so frustrated. Does anyone have any advice on how to get him back to his old latch? I don't want to give in but when he slurps it is kind of like someone running their fingernails down a chalkboard, not pleasant at all. I am starting to think that the universe does not want me to nurse this baby! Please help me!!