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Old 07-17-2011, 01:50 AM   #1
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Sucking Air?

My DD is 9 weeks and it sounds like she is sucking air when she nurses. Mainly on the left side rarely on the right (but does happen from time to time) I know my left side is slightly bigger can that make a difference? How do I get her to stop?? She doesn't seem to have any bad problems with it, just sounds horrible. Also how do I get her to stop sucking in and spitting out just the tip of the nipple on that side? It can be pretty painful if she does it a few times in a row.

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Old 07-17-2011, 08:27 AM   #2
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Mine did that horribly at 9 weeks. At 16 weeks she still does it just a little bit.
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Old 07-17-2011, 08:31 AM   #3
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Sounds like she's not getting a good latch on that side. Try compressing the breast a bit when you latch her (aka breast sandwich). Flatten it out in the same direction as her mouth, keeping your fingers well out of the way. Make sure she gapes wide before pulling her on. Hope this helps.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:08 PM   #4
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I tried the compressing and it worked but made her mad. I had tried gently squeezing her cheeks thinking it was the way her mouth was forming but it didn't work. Will just keep trying this and see if she gets used to it. Thanks!!
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