Clicking while feeding

Clicking at the breast was the theme for last week. Clicking on its own can be normal and nothing to worry about though its worthwhile seeing an IBCLC if it presents alongside other concerns eg. latching issues/ sore nipples / fussiness at the breast or unsettled behaviour after feeds. Clicking is a temporary loss of suction/seal and can have many causes:
– it may simply be evidence of a baby trying to keep up with a fast flow of milk,
– it may be associated with tongue tie or lip tie
– or cranial nerve compression (the nerves that control the tongue / suck swallow breathe coordnation are not functioning optimally due to compression from birth).
– or may be related to jaw issues (assymmetry, tight jaw etc)
Cranio and lactation support may make a difference.

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