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Is it normal for a baby to grunt and make other random noises?

Is it normal for a baby to grunt and make other random noises?

Yes: All babies make these kinds of noises. As long as there are no signs of distres od difficulty breathing, not only should you not fret over them, you should cherish them--they're pricless! ...Read more

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Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

Why does my infant grunt while sleeping and now eating?

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 completely empty their air. Grunting helps to maintain a positive pressure in the lungs and hence keep the lungs inflated. It is usually seen with pneumonia, excessive fluids in the lungs and other conditions when the lungs become stiff. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby grunts when shes poops and it seem like its hard for to push but its yellow and water and she is breast fed normal?

My 1 month old baby grunts when shes poops and it seem like its hard for to push but its yellow and water and she is breast fed normal?

Yes.: Normal babies grunt, turn red, and sometimes cry when they poop. They have to learn to use their stomach muscles to push the poop out, just like they have to learn to use their arms and legs. As long as it comes out soft, she's ok. ...Read more

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My 6months old baby is not saying any vowels only grunts and squils, is this a problem? What can I do?

My 6months old baby is not saying any vowels only grunts and squils, is this a problem? What can I do?

Wait for it: At 6 months that is normal. Turn off the tv and talk to your baby. Read to your baby. Your baby will watch and try to imitate the movements of your mouth and even try to feel your tongue and experiment making sounds. When he/she makes a sound you like you sounding approval will encourage more of the same. ...Read more

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Why does my baby grunt all the time?

Why does my baby grunt all the time?

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 of serious illness particularly if it has been ongoing since birth. If cyanosis (blueness often notable around the mouth or lips) is present this would be a reason to call 911. ...Read more

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My 5 month old grunts all day long - not associated with a bm. Is this normal?

My 5 month old grunts all day long - not associated with a bm. Is this normal?

It depends: Often infants will grunt as they develop speech and control of their voice. Some infants grunt due to underlying problems such as heart or lung problems. You may want to have your doctor evaluate the grunting. You can help your doctor by making a quick video of the grunting, with your phone or camera, and bring it along with you to your doctor's appointment. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my baby grunts when she breaths and her nostrils are flared?

What does it mean if my baby grunts when she breaths and her nostrils are flared?

Medical Emergency: Nasal flaring and grunting are signs of respiratory distress and should always be taken seriously. Immediate medical attention is required. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a child grunts with a fever?

What does it mean when a child grunts with a fever?

Not sure: If child is grunting- i'm assuming very young here-pt should be seen by doctor to see if something more serious is going on then just plain fever symptoms. Not to be an alarmist but this needs attention now. This could be beginnings of sepsis or more serious infection. Sorry. ...Read more

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My 13 week old baby grunts?

My 13 week old baby grunts?

Follow up: While an occasional grunting sound in an infant may be normal, if it persists, is positional, associated with poor weight gain, respiratory distress or sweating, a further evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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My baby is 2 weeks and I m breastfeeding. He is doing well but does a lot of grunting. Should I be concerned?

My baby is 2 weeks and I m breastfeeding. He is doing well but does a lot of grunting. Should I be concerned?

Babies own us: Newborns have no prior training on how to fit into a polite society.They are full of grunts, squeaks, burps and other noises that have no significance.Grunting does not mean they are constipated, and some actually use tightening their breathing muscle to help digestion (grunts/farts and hard tummy wall).Enjoy the symphony, some day you will wish you could go back in time and re-live it. ...Read more

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Two year old child does not speak or point to objects. Only grunts?

Two year old child does not speak or point to objects.  Only grunts?

Needs a full eval: By 2yo a kid should have dozens of simple words that are understood by strangers at least half the time. A basic evaluation of the child's speech & hearing along with a general developmental evaluation should be done to identify treatable issues. This is often available through child development centers affiliated with children's hospitals or university centers. ...Read more

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My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

My10m old babyboy makes grunting noises while playing.all milestones met and spells out mama dada also.is the noise making normal?

Completely Normal: It sounds like your 10 month old is hitting all the appropriate developmental milestones. Saying mama and dada is right on time. Other noises like grunting and babbling are normal as well. Continue to engage your son and read him lots of books to encouraged language development. Enjoy every step, it goes by fast! ...Read more

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Why does my baby grunt and be stiff a lot?? He use to drink 4 oz r every two hours then his Dr. switch the milk to Similac Sensitive but still no inc

Why does my baby grunt and be stiff a lot?? He use to drink 4 oz r every two hours then his Dr. switch the milk to Similac Sensitive  but still no inc

Normal vocal/stiff: Many infants have a large collection of noises they make with their airways. They really have no social conscience at all & are not concerned that it bothers us.They also stiffen on occasion when pissed, or whatever, because they have little else that they can do.As they grow older they have more defined abilities that can be applied to have have specific meanings ...Read more

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I had a baby 4 weeks ago sunday and he hasn't pooped today at all...I'm a little bit worried because he grunts and pulls his leg s up but nothing comes out...Help me please!

I had a baby 4 weeks ago sunday and he hasn't pooped today at all...I'm a little bit worried because he grunts and pulls his leg s up but nothing comes out...Help me please!

A normal baby....: ...Who is breast fed can have a bm every time you feed him or once a week or anything in between. Babies grunt, turn red and sometimes cry when they try to poop. This is normal. They have to learn how to use stomach muscles to push it out, just like they have to learn to use arms and legs. As long as the poop, when it finally come out, is soft, you have nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a new born to grunt and gasp after a feeding or while sleeping ? What other noises are normal ? And what isnt ?

Is it normal for a new born to grunt and gasp after a feeding or while sleeping ? What other noises are normal ? And what isnt ?

MAY NOT BE NORMAL: Causes can be nasal blockage, choanal atresia (means complete non-canalization of nasal passage); congenital heart disease; lung problems; congenital laryngeal web; tracheo-esophageal fistula, etc. Check with the infant's pediatrician. ...Read more

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My 4 month old baby has grunting breathing really bad in mornings and trough out day been going on for 3 weeks been on streiods antibotics help?

My 4 month old baby has grunting breathing really bad in mornings and trough out day been going on for 3 weeks been on streiods antibotics help?

Resp distress : Grunting is an indication of respiratory distress and needs medical attention right away. Please take the baby to a hospital now. ...Read more

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My four week old grunts during the day ... Sometimes crying afterwards. Is this normal? He eats well and takes good naps and normal bm and pee diapers

My four week old grunts during the day ... Sometimes crying afterwards. Is this normal? He eats well and takes good naps and normal bm and pee diapers

Babies make sounds: Babies do tend to make a lot of different sounds. Some grunts, gurgles, fussy sounds, and others are quite common. If your baby seems to have a good appetite, sleeps well and is acting fine, don't worry too much about the noises. If he is having trouble- not eating/sleeping well, etc., check with your doctor. ...Read more

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My 33 weeker preemie is 3 weeks plus old now. She grunts a lot while sleeping or eating land turns red like shes in pain or something. Is it normal ?

My 33 weeker preemie is 3 weeks plus old now. She grunts a lot while sleeping or eating land turns red like shes in pain or something. Is it normal
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Yes: She would likely do the same if born at term.Babies make a lot of odd noises in various stages of sleep or alertness.As long as she is gradually gaining weight and maintaining a good feeding pattern she is likely fine. Poor feeding is one of the early signs of what may be a problem. ...Read more

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My baby is 4wks4days n is always grunting and straining to where she is pur red even in her sleep what can I do to give her relief n a good sleep?

My baby is 4wks4days n is always grunting and straining to where she is pur red even in her sleep  what can I do to give her relief n a good sleep?

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, drowsy but awake, to fall asleep in her own crib in her own room & she'll cosolidate sleep between 1-4 mos. Up to 6 hrs. Set a bedtime & routine; read, cuddle, wipe out her mouth after the last feed, even now. Get some sleep! www.Aap.Org explains why. ...Read more