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Old 11-11-2011, 12:16 AM   #11
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My daughter "clicked" because she was very tongue tied. I took her to a specialist and had her tongue clipped.. it was a quick and simple procedure. She nursed better right away.

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Old 11-11-2011, 02:32 PM   #12
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Re: Clicking Noise

I haven't read all of the replies, but we have a clicker here as well.
The lady at my local LLL checked things like his latch, palate, and for any possibility of tongue or lip ties and found nothing. After we kept talking and she observed him a couple of more times we quickly realized the issue...I have a very strong letdown and that just seems to be how he copes. It's apparently not the most uncommon thing for a baby to do if their mother has OALD. Another thing is that it could be thrush, so be sure that's not the issue as well Good luck mama!!

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My son is 3 weeks old today He's done a great job at eating and at his 2 week checkup had already passed his birthweight by 1 lb 1.5 oz; however, he tends to start 'clicking' while feeding, especially on one side. I've noticed that when he does this, my nipple gets pretty raw and hurts (whereas when he's not clicking, it doesn't hurt). His latch looks great (nice and wide, lips flanged outward) and I can't tell a difference in how it looks from when he clicks to when he doesn't click. I think he might be doing something with his tounge, but can't tell because I can't see his tounge. I'll relatch him several times to try and get him to stop clicking, but there doesn't seem to be a pattern to anything.

Has anyone else had this issue - how can you fix something when you can't tell whats wrong?
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Old 11-11-2011, 06:51 PM   #13
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Mine have all been noisy nursers - usually when they were clicking it meant I needed to shove more into their mouth. I didn't realize how much nipple should be in the mouth with DS1 and had a ton of soreness issues.
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Old 11-11-2011, 09:19 PM   #14
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My lil guy does the same but I don't have pain or soreness from it...I'm gonna ask his pediatrician on Monday...I'm thinking it may be thrush :/ He's been real gassy lately...do yall think it has something to do with the clicking?
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My lil guy does the same but I don't have pain or soreness from it...I'm gonna ask his pediatrician on Monday...I'm thinking it may be thrush :/ He's been real gassy lately...do yall think it has something to do with the clicking?
Clicking is improper latch and milk transfer. Even if baby doesn't mind and you don't, it's not efficient and can lead to issues down the road. Remember a good latch starts with good positioning.
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If he gained over a pound in his first two weeks of life, you could be dealing with a forceful let-down due to an abundant milk supply. Do you ever notice him gagging at the breast too? Clicking can mean many of the things mentioned above but it also is found frequently in babies whose moms have an over-supply. Given that your milk is still regulating, this might not be an issue in a few weeks time. If you do think it's what I'm describing though, you can check out the following resource: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html
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If he gained over a pound in his first two weeks of life, you could be dealing with a forceful let-down due to an abundant milk supply. Do you ever notice him gagging at the breast too? Clicking can mean many of the things mentioned above but it also is found frequently in babies whose moms have an over-supply. Given that your milk is still regulating, this might not be an issue in a few weeks time. If you do think it's what I'm describing though, you can check out the following resource: http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/fast-letdown.html
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