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Why does my 3 week old make grunting sounds when pooping?

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Very normal. Your child is bearing down to poop, as we all do.
Your child's face may also turn red when having a bowel movement.

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Very normal. Your child is bearing down to poop, as we all do.
Your child's face may also turn red when having a bowel movement.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
General Practice

In brief: Pooping

Children can make noises and their face can turn red when they are trying to poo .

In brief: Pooping

Children can make noises and their face can turn red when they are trying to poo .
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
Dr. Lakhminder Sandhu
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Normal vocalizations

Infants make a variety of grunting & squeaking sounds on occasions with no specific agenda.
They have no social conscience so they don't care if the sounds bother others.They need the assistance of their breathing muscle to help push poo along & often run a burp thru their pursed vocal cords. Enjoy the music & don't put adult reasons behind baby sounds.

In brief: Normal vocalizations

Infants make a variety of grunting & squeaking sounds on occasions with no specific agenda.
They have no social conscience so they don't care if the sounds bother others.They need the assistance of their breathing muscle to help push poo along & often run a burp thru their pursed vocal cords. Enjoy the music & don't put adult reasons behind baby sounds.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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