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Why does my newborn grunt?

Why does my newborn grunt?

Healthy otherwise ?: Newborns make a number of interesting sounds with their small rubbery airways. There are some worrisome conditions that could cause it.Most are just born with no social graces and don't really care if they wear a dirty outfit, have mussed hair, or make noises that would be considered improper in a social setting. Enjoy the symphony, it is part of a wondrous plan for growth and development. ...Read more

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Is it nut ok for me to have a kellogg's protein shake in the am everyday because i'm nursing my newborn? Could this upset his tummy n make him be making grunting noises even though bowls r fine?

Is it nut ok for me to have a kellogg's protein shake in the am everyday because i'm nursing my newborn? Could this upset his tummy n make him be making grunting noises even though bowls r fine?

Normal baby noises: This shake should be fine.If you want to try some alternative components to mix or add to the shake that is fine also. Babies have no social conscience and make all kinds of noises to suit themselves.Don't over read their significance.Your body sorts out what should go into the milk. If baby is thriving, ignore the noises. ...Read more

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Newborn strains to poo but not constipated,normal poo.To a point where he starts crying.Also grunts alot at night bedtime.Is this normal?Thank you

Newborn strains to poo but not constipated,normal poo.To a point where he starts crying.Also grunts alot at night bedtime.Is this normal?Thank you

Normal: Newborns can make a lot of funny noises, including grunting, especially with gas. Having a BM can be a lot of work for a little one-- weak abdominal muscles, lying flat...so you can help him--put him in a sitting position (gravity), pull his legs up (imagine yourself trying to poo lying flat with very weak abs!) Rub his tummy, and a warm bath might help. If not better, see your pediatrician! ...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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Is it okay to swaddle my newborn?

Is it okay to swaddle my newborn?

Transitional stage: Swaddeling allows a newborn to regain the known comfort of the womb. This avoids the scary & new wiggling their arms & legs do if they are open(they don't understand it).Helpful as this may be early on, gradual reduction of the constraint is a necessary step.Acquisition of motor skills requires regular motor activity.By 1mo baby should be in a onzie on their back in bed. No pillows or blanket. ...Read more

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Should I get my newborn vaccinated?

Should I get my newborn vaccinated?

Absolutely : The diseases your child is vaccinated against can cause some serious problems. The problems these diseases have caused in the past have been forgotten. However, in instances when vaccination has been stopped, the diseases returned. An example of a recurring illness is the current outbreak of whooping cough. ...Read more

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Should I give my newborn vit k shot?

Should I give my newborn vit k shot?

Yes: As dr. Franz points out there is no down side. Of course many kids that have not been given the shot have had no problems.But then most of us have never had a serious car accident, yet our babie still ride in car seats.Vit k shots are insurance, not only to protect bleeding penises, but making sure that accidently bumping the infant's head does not cause serious brain bleeding and the like. ...Read more

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Is my newborn sleeping to much?

Normal sleep in nb: The answers vary but normal sleep in newborn term infant is between 16-20 hours. By 3 months this can decrease to 14-16 hours. ...Read more

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When can I give my newborn a bath?

When can I give my newborn a bath?

After the cord falls: You can give your baby a bath after the cord has fallen off and the umbilical stump (where the cord has fallen off) is dry. This usually occurs around 2-3 weeks of life. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Kwok
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