Re: Questions about breastfeeding my 9 week old...
Welcome to the forum and congratulations on making it to 9 weeks of nursing!
As long as nursing is not painful and the baby is gaining weight appropriately, what you describe is nothing to get too worried about. Ridged nipples, chomping, clicking, and losing the latch during a feeding can be related to a shallow latch or a fast letdown, but when they occur without any other problem they're most likely something the baby will grow out of, and probably quite soon given how fast babies grow!
Some questions for you:
- When baby unlatches during a feeding, do you ever see milk squirting or streaming from the breast?
- Do you often feel engorged or full?
- How has baby's weight gain been so far? (Exact numbers would be helpful.)
- How do you feel about the formula? Do you want to be using it? If not, we can probably help you ditch it.
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