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why does my baby grunt in his sleep

A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Satyanarayan Hegde
27 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Grunting: Grunting if true, is a sign of respiratory distress in infants. By grunting, infants are applying brakes to their exhalation so that the lungs do not ... Read More

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A male asked:
Dr. Alejandra de Alba Razo
Specializes in General Practice
Causes of crying: The exact cause of persistent crying is not clear, since 7 weeks old babies cannot talk, the only way your child has to communicate with you is crying ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Why ?: Babies make a number of distinct noises that mean nothing. They have no social conscience so they don't know which noises you consider worrisome or of ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
49 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
She's sleeping ok: Babies have many more sleep cycles/ night than adults & make those noises & movements in light sleep. Put her on her back to reduce risk of sids, d ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nanette Nuessle
Specializes in Pediatrics
Night Wakenings: Generally, your child is not actually asleep when they are crying. They have awakened, and are trying to get back to sleep. We all wake up several t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Jump in sleep: It may be a normal infantile reflex that disappers by 6 months.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Pappas
22 years experience Pediatrics
Discomfort/Fear: We all cry for similar reasons: fear, discomfort, and hunger. If you know your baby's tummy is full, the most common reasons are teeth or bad dreams ( ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
Dreaming?: Is he staying asleep? He may be dreaming. If he seems in pain talk to your baby's pediatrician.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Muhammad Munir
25 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep and breathing: Every one has a different pattern of sleep cycle children do vary if he is not snoring or gasping or waking up he should be ok but if its that audible ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Swaddling cntroversy: Even though there is controvery abot swaddling among medical specialists as to the benefits vs risks of swaddling.It is a wise practice to transition ... Read More
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A 7-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keith Ramsey
35 years experience Adolescent Medicine
Have him checked: To make sure he doesn't have something wrong, like an ear infection. If no infection and not sick, then don't worry about it. Some babies just don't ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
May well be seizure: Why do you question your doctor's diagnosis, as there are many variations of seizure activity, and your niece may well have a form of epilepsy. Maybe ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Hmm: Perhaps he thinks its not worth the effort to change.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pratip Nag
17 years experience Pediatrics
Train her: Crying is the only way kids can tell you their opinion at this age. Crying is not harmful to babies who don't have a history of heart or brain problem ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
She may not know: If your daughter does not wake immediately when you touch her she is in the midst of a "night terror", an anomaly of sleep like sleep walking. If she ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Adam Naddelman
23 years experience Pediatrics
Separation anxiety: It is very common for babies to cry when they are with a person who is a stranger, or when they are separated from their parents. In this case, both ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Evans
17 years experience Neonatology
Define all the time: Grunting might be normal if your infant is trying to stool, if constipation is an issue this can be addressed, however grunting can also be the sign o ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
SIDS: No affect. Sids typically occurs when a baby is sleeping on the stomach.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dutka
44 years experience Neurology
Probably benign: Most people have had "sleep starts", a sudden jerk of the body, when falling asleep, or when aroused. This is a normal component of sleep. Repeated ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Sleep: Have him fall asleep in your arms and then set him in his crib.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Get ear plugs: You have one good chance to deliver a baby & begin to acquaint it with functioning separate from your body. If you rock it to sleep or carry it everyw ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
26 years experience Pediatrics
Many reasons: Could be bad dreams. It could be something called night terrors; if he doesn't seem to know what's going on around him and he has no memory of the e ... Read More
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A 58-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Dreaming?: She should be seen, and have a sleep study. It may be just having vivid dreams, even if she does not remember them, but a sleep study will help delin ... Read More

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