I successfully breastfed my first two babies, but I'm wondering if this is normal and not a big deal, or if it's a problem I need to address. My baby is 2.5 months old, and for the past several weeks, I've been noticing a "clicking" sound when he's nursing a lot of the time, particularly on one side, but it happens on both sides. It's not the normal click of swallowing; I know what that sounds like. It's a clicking that means he's breaking suction, and he will sometimes start making more of a "chewing" motion than a suckling one.
Is it possible he is tongue-tied? I have read that that is one reason for breaking suction. He started out nursing beautifully; he was 9.5 pounds at birth and was back to his birthweight by 6 days old, and for the first several weeks, he was gaining very quickly. However, I'm a little concerned; it seems that his gain has slowed down from about 7 weeks on. He still looks great and is chubby, and of course, growth does slow down, but I want to catch a problem asap. The clicking concerns me; my other babies didn't do that. It's not just at letdown, but frequent throughout the nursing. I'm going to try to schedule an appointment with an LC to see if she has any suggestions, but does this sound like it could be TT? He can stick his tongue out, and when he's nursing, I can tell that it's out, but maybe it's not out far enough or something?
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