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    Default Clicking noise during feeding?

    Hi there, my LO (6 wks) used to have a great latch and lately now makes a clicking noise while feeding. I think the sound is her losing suction and reattaching. When I'm in the side-lying position, this doesn't happen. Anyone have any insight? Should I not worry? She's gaining well and I burp her after every feeding. Also, after a feeding, she's been sneezing.. is this reflux? thanks for all your help, this forum's been great!

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    Default Re: Clicking noise during feeding?

    Do you have any pain when nursing, or before or after? I'm not sure if I would worry much if baby is gaining and nursing is going well. But if things are getting uncomfortable, I think clicking can be related to thrush or oversupply. This might be helpful.

    Also, my son was a major sneezer as a newborn and outgrew it.
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    Default Re: Clicking noise during feeding?

    Clicking is usually the sound of baby breaking suction. Often babies do this to cope with a fast letdown, which would explain why your baby doesn't do it when you nurse lying down. Reclined positions often slow the flow of milk.
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    Default Re: Clicking noise during feeding?

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    Clicking is usually the sound of baby breaking suction. Often babies do this to cope with a fast letdown, which would explain why your baby doesn't do it when you nurse lying down. Reclined positions often slow the flow of milk.


    Here are some more tips from KellyMom that you can try and see if they help: http://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supp.../fast-letdown/
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    Default Re: Clicking noise during feeding?

    Its also worth remembering that if its not affecting your latch (causing pain, damage, etc), then its not something to be worried about.
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