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    sucking question

    all of a sudden ds is doing this differently and not sure why. He sucks 2 - 3 mouthfuls and pulls of (milk going everywhere each time so we end up pretty soaked) He doesn't seem to be in pain just wiggles a lot with it. For the first time yesterday he went 4.5 hours without eating in the night too and did it tonight but only fed on one side. I am up now at 4am pumping the other side. He does this sucking thing with EBM too. He seems to have a choking problem as well and milk goes down the wrong way often becuase he usually nurses so fast. so I wonder if he has learned to do this to give himself a chance to breathe????
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    Jason did this for the longest time -- so annoying! I think the problem was that too much milk came out too fast. He'd usually pull off just as I was having let-down so we (and anyone in the near vicinity!) would get all wet. All I could do was lay a cloth across him before latching him on. Then it's right there when you need it. Let the milk squirt until it slows down, then try latching him on again.

    When bottle-feeding, be sure you're using the slowest flow nipples. Other than that, I don't have any suggestions, since ds rarely took a bottle.

    Ok, so maybe I wasn't so much help, but at least you know you're not alone!
    babywearing, breastfeeding, homeschooling mama to:
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    E ~ another natural miracle ~ born December 8, 2008


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    no you were help I hadn't thought about too much milk coming out. I do use the cloth and it gets soaked. It is good to know that I am not alone
    me 40 dh 39
    tubal dx - 3 ectopics, '98 ivf#1 BFN- exdh,
    IVF 2004 - 24PN embryos all frozen(out of whack hormones)
    FET#1 BFN '04 - tube removed
    FET #2 BFP 10/06/05 Landon Scott
    FET#3 10/06 BFN
    FET#4 BFP 10/07/07 Harrison William
    FET#5 BFP 09/28/09 Brennan Rhys
    final FET#6 - will transfer 2 day 6 blasts (thawed and refrozen '09) Oct 2010 -


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    I have that problem in the mornings with fast let-down too. It helps if you express some off first or lay down to feed.
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    I've had this problem with Bryce, and usually for him it means he's gassy or has to burp in addition to the milk coming out too fast. I tried the laying down position and it seems to help.
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    My DS has done this too for the last 3 months(he's 6m now), sometimes he pulls off after he's swallowed his mouthful, but if he hasn't, it just falls all out of his mouth and everywhere. Most of his daytime nursing sessions are like this, 2-4 pulls, stop, 2-4pulls, stop, etc, etc. I don't know why he does it either? At night he'll get down to business and nurse without stopping. I think as they become aware of their surroundings and don't want to miss anything. That's what my DS seems to be doing during the day, taking a few sucks and then peering around. Gosh, they are all so different. My DD never did this?? Good luck and try to stay dry.
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