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Does a clicking sound while bfeeding indicate anything

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MrsVidic Sat 10-Sep-11 20:07:54

Hi dd is 5 wks and when she feeds it makes a clicking sound. Latch feels fine and apart from wind she's a happy baby- it just sounds wierd.

birdsofshoreandsea Sat 10-Sep-11 20:08:55

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SpeedyMackechnie Sat 10-Sep-11 20:11:00

My first did this for a long time. One HV suggested a poor latch but the breastfeeding dept at the hospital said that some babies just do this. I went on to breastfeed her for 20 months, the first 6 months exclusively bf.

ZuluWarrior Sat 10-Sep-11 20:12:03

It can mean a tongue tie but not always and if your baby is otherwise fine and thriving is probably nothing to worry about. My 8 week old baby makes a clicking sound but her latch is fine and she's bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Congratulations, btw!

MrsVidic Sat 10-Sep-11 20:17:33

Cheers she's my second dd and I fed dd 1 till 11.5 months so will Defo keep it up! She's putting on weight very well- may attend the bfeeding support group to check with a councillor about latch (I've been avoiding the group as I don't want to scare all the new mummies with my toddler!

birdsofshoreandsea Sat 10-Sep-11 20:19:49

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RitaMorgan Sat 10-Sep-11 20:29:06

It can be tongue-tie, or a high palate, or a baby struggling with a fast flow. But if there are no other symptoms/problems it can be nothing!

My ds did this for a while too - one side more than the other so I think it might have been a faster letdown/flow on that side. Never bothered either of us though.

Haggisfish Sat 10-Sep-11 20:57:35

I was told it wasn't a good sign, either, but then I eventually realised it was actually the sound of her swallowing the milk. She still makes it now, at 13 months!

Zimbah Sun 11-Sep-11 20:46:19

My DD does this, in her case it's when she breaks the seal around my nipple because she's trying to deal with over-fast flow of milk. I don't think it's causing a problem though.

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