Hi there. My 9 week old son has started to make a clicking sound when he first latches on. This just started over the past few days, but seems to be getting worse. It happens right at the beginning as soon as let-down begins, and then stops once the flow slows down. Is this a latch problem? I don't notice anything different in his lip position then before, although he has a slightly recessed chin, so his latch has always been somewhat imperfect. This hasn't affected his eating or my milk supply, as he is gaining weight well and is quite chubby, with plenty of wet and poopy diapers. But I'm worried that he's developing a bad habit that might affect his eating in the future. He also seems a little distracted by it, although he still drains the breast just fine. Any ideas?
Also: he has fussy periods about once a day where he gets kind of hyper at my breast, sucks in the nipple, spits it out, sucks it back in, cries and complains and sucks at his fist. This usually begins toward the end of a feeding, or on the second breast, when the flow has slowed down -- although even when the flow picks up he doesn't settle down, so I generally take him off the breast eventually, upon which he calms down and seems fine. Sometimes he seems to need to burp, and I also wondered if he might have a bit of reflux, although he barely spits up. I've been focusing on emptying one breast thoroughly before I switch to the second, which seems to help, although he still occasionally goes through this very frustrating routine.
Both of these seems like bad eating habits in the making. Should I try to do something about them, and if so, what?
Thanks for your help!