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I am tandem nursing my 3.25-year-old and 7-month-old.
My 3.25-year-old has recently developed an annoying latch problem (for lack of a better word), and I'm wondering if anyone has experience with anything like this. Where her mouth meets my breast, the latch is good. But when she's nursing, it's like she keeps breaking suction inside her mouth--like, with her tongue--resulting in a SUPER-IRRITATING (why? I don't know. But it's SUPER-IRRITATING) noise and an inefficient suckle. She says she's "getting milk," but she's mostly bringing a lot of milk to the surface without actually getting it out, if that makes sense.
She's never had latch issues before.
She's absolutely, positively not ready to wean any time soon. She is still nursing several times a day and is still in that stage where she would probably rather nurse than do most anything else.
She has some speech articulation issues that I've been beginning to wonder about (beginning to think they might be more than the type of thing that will "work itself out") and I'm wondering if the same factor(s) are affecting both.
I've checked for a tongue-tie; she's not.
Any thoughts? I've noticed that she seems to have fewer problems in some positions, and I feel like we'll work through this all right one way or another (I'm not really concerned, at this point, that this will hasten her weaning or anything), but I'm interested to hear if other people have experienced anything like this--particularly interested in a possible link to her articulation issues.