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#1 of 3 Old 12-25-2006, 08:19 AM - Thread Starter
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My daughter is almost 3 weeks old and I'm having a little bit of a problem when I nurse her. She makes this sort of squeaking sound when she swallows and it sounds like she's swallowing a lot of air while she's nursing. Sometimes it is worse than others, but I have tried other positions and nothing seems to help make it better. After she nurses, I burp her, but it seems like there's still a lot of gas in there and it appears that it makes her uncomfortable. Even after I burp her, every once in a while she will spit up a great deal, then cry as if she is very uncomfortable.

I nursed my son for 18 months and he was a champion nurser--I never had any trouble with him at all. I was spoiled!

The baby is gaining weight just fine and her latch seems good. She's interested in nursing and I'm making plenty of milk.....just this air swallowing problem....

Any ideas??
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You sound like you're having the same issues I am. My baby is a month old. I now think I may have an overactive let-down. Check out the thread in this forum called Gassy baby-I think? and read the LLL articles linked to one of the posts. Good luck!
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I've never had this exact issue myself (whatever it is). However, if the PP is correct then try They have a lot of info on Oversupply, and related issues.
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