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    Default 9 mo not having secure latch

    So, I've been ebfing my 9 mo DD pretty successfully with no major issues. Just last week she started to not have such a good latch... like I've been hearing air go in and squeaking sounds etc from not being on well. Even if I put her back on- the same thing happens.
    Now, its not so uncomfy to me or her, but just a bit annoying touch and sound wise... What can I do to fix this?
    Thanks!

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    Default Re: 9 mo not having secure latch

    Positioning often becomes a 'thing' that changes latch as baby grows. How do you position baby? Does this happen in all positions, even sidelying?

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    Default Re: 9 mo not having secure latch

    And is she teething?
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    Default Re: 9 mo not having secure latch

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*lllmeg View Post
    Positioning often becomes a 'thing' that changes latch as baby grows. How do you position baby? Does this happen in all positions, even sidelying?
    Honestly, I only ever bf in the cradle position. I guess I can try another position tonight.

    Quote Originally Posted by @llli*mommal View Post
    And is she teething?
    She definitely is teething! Can that be it? What can I do to change it?

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    Default Re: 9 mo not having secure latch

    mine does this too. in fact, ever since he was born, he pushes back as soon as the milk starts coming. now he's really strong and it's almost a fight to keep him on. the air thing just becomes part of it, and the closer I try to hold him to prevent it, the more he pushes away... sigh!

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    Default Re: 9 mo not having secure latch

    My LO did this when she was getting her first four teeth, my take is that it's basically baby adjusting to the new sensations and teeth in their mouth when nursing. Her latch would usually return to normal after a week or two.

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