I'm just wondering if its normal for a LO to pop on and off the breast many times during a feeding session? My LO will latch for a while, usually 5 minutes or so and then pop off and sometimes happily root around and latch/unlatch for a while before finally starting to nurse again. Other times she will pop off and act frustrated or in pain. The behavior is different on each breast, she seems to favor the left but still pops on and off. I had a LC evaluate us and she said that it looks like the LO has a shallow latch and that may be causing the problem. Her suggestion was to unlatch her and then try to re-latch correctly, which is frustrating because she will just pop off again or move back to a shallower latch. She is 7 weeks old and has been doing this for 3+ weeks now. I had a problem with OALD/OS (I think) but have it under control for the most part via block feeding and only pumping when she misses a nursing session.
Am I just a nervous nelly or what? Could it be that she has reflux or something that is making her uncomfortable? Sometimes I think she has gas or needs to burp and I burp her which seems to help with her being uncomfortable but does not stop the latching/unlatching.
Sorry this is long!