Re: Help with latch issues and pumping please
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What you describe sounds like one of those cases where knowing more about breastfeeding causes anxiety because it takes your focus off the true measure of breastfeeding success: a happy, healthy, growing baby who is content at the breast, and a latch that doesn't hurt mom!
Basically, if the latch feels okay, it doesn't matter what it looks like. It is very common to have a latch that looks great on the outside but which causes all sorts of trouble on the inside, or a latch that looks wonky on the outside but is just fine on the inside. If you're not sore, it's because the baby's latch is basically good, not because your nipples have "toughened up". Truth is, nipples do not toughen up. They remain delicate and sensitive, no matter how long you nurse. It's only when the latch is good that they don't hurt.
Short feedings are very common when mom has a lot of milk. The more milk you have, the faster it comes out and the faster the baby gets full.
Clicking doesn't necessarily indicate a bad latch. Often it's baby's response to a fast flow- breaking suction (which can cause a click) may slow the milk flow and make nursing more tolerable. If clicking isn't accompanied by pain or poor weight gain, it's nothing to be concerned about.
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