I am begining to think I have forceful letdown (is that the same as over active letdown?). I think my lo is doing alright, but want to be more sure. She sometimes makes a clicking sound and has cheek dimpling. I read that babies who suck their tounge sometimes do these things and will latch on too quickly. I remember her sucking on her tounge immidiatly after she was born. I thought she started with a good latch, but now I wonder if she is not latched on well. What would I look for? Her weight gain doesn't seem to be an issue...she was in the 90% and 95%for height at her 4 mos check-up. The questions I have are:
1. She has dropped from 10-15min to 5min or less on each side, and does not seem satisfied...or atleast still wants to suck, but won't stay latched but will take a paci. (I know they become more effective so the 5min wouldn't bother me if she seemed satisfied).
2.She is 4 1/2mos and nurses every 2-3hrs. Is this normal for her age or is she not getting enough hindmilk? Would a bad latch cause this? It's just the last 2wks I've had concerns and haven't had her weighed in 2wks so I don't know how much she is gaining lately.
3.She has fequently has greenish slimy or yellow slimy or orange/brown w/o seeds (if they are several days apart)...sometimes foamy(frothy) poop. I've been trying to keep her on one side longer (which seems to help her poop be more yellow/orange w/seeds), but she does like I said and won't stay latched so I switch sides and then go back and forth as long as I can keep her interest and then give the paci.
4. It is only recently that I've noticed the clicking and cheek dimpling. She also pushes out with her arm which "stretches" my nipple so the latch looks ineffective. I can hear her swollowing so I wasn't worried at first, but now I wonder about her getting enough hind milk, etc.
5. She can have very smelly gas. (Sometimes more frequent or not)
Any input would be helpful