My son has recently been latching on very poorly, there is a clicking noise when he nurses, and easily slips off the breast. After a few minutes of nursing, during which he seems to be getting a good deal of milk, he will settle into a deeper latch. This is a problem that has just started in the last couple of weeks. He has gained well since birth, had no problems nursing at the start, and still seems satisfied after nursing. However, he seems to swallow a lot of air while not latched on well, and has periods of painful gassiness. I had wondered if giving him a pacifier occasionaly, which we did between weeks 3 and 5, was contributing to the latch problem and so I've stopped using it for several days now with no noticeable difference. He seems to have a very strong need to suck, and not for milk neccessarily- he loves just a finger!-, so the pacifier was soothing to him. Could "nipple confusion" be the problem? If he is gaining well is it just the way he nurses? Thanks for any info.