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  1. #1
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    Default Clicking, etc.

    Hi ladies! DD has started clicking a little while nursing, especially during letdown. This seems to be in conjunction with her flicking my nipple around a little with her tongue. I think it's her way of coping with OALD. It subsides as the flow slows. Should I worry about this?

    Also - I've noticed that sometimes her cheeks dimple a little while nursing. Should I worry about this? Everything I've read says that cheeks should not dimple while nursing...

    She is gaining weight really, really well, seems satisfied, lots of wets and poopies, and I have no pain, cracks, etc. or anything else that would indicate a latch issue...

    Thanks for the reassurance
    Blessed with DS - born 9/2/09 - nursed/pumped for 12 months
    Blessed with DD - born 3/27/12 my dreamfeeder

    903 ounces donated.
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    Default Re: Clicking, etc.

    If you're not in pain and baby is gaining weight appropriately, the clicking and flicking is an annoyance but not a problem, and the dimpling is just cute! It's very probable that the click/flick is the way your baby copes with the OALD, and your baby will probably grow out of it as she gets bigger and stronger and your supply adjusts.

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    Default Re: Clicking, etc.

    My baby clicked to cope with OALD. It was the sound he made when he got low so he could use his tongue to cover the spray. It's actually a really good sign. It IS a coping mechinism. Another to watch for/anticpate is the "pop off". That where a baby who knows that OALD is coming will take a few sucks, pop off, look at the boob, come back in for 2-4 sucks and pop off again. To avoid choking or sputtering.

    Way too lazy for formula

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    Default Re: Clicking, etc.

    Thanks for the feedback!!
    Blessed with DS - born 9/2/09 - nursed/pumped for 12 months
    Blessed with DD - born 3/27/12 my dreamfeeder

    903 ounces donated.
    http://www.wakemed.org/landing.cfm?id=135

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