Grunting Baby Syndrome

Babies tend to cry a lot, especially in the first days of their lives. Anyone who has gone through those first parenting troubles definitely knows it for a fact. Still, this is the only way for babies to communicate with us and let us know that they are hungry, wet or sleepy. Judging by the way in which a baby cries or makes different noises you can easily discover whether the baby is hungry, tired or sick. Young parents are disturbed with their newborn baby’s cry, especially if they don’t know what’s causing it, so it’s important not to panic because in this period crying is completely normal.

All babies cry in five different ways until they are three months old. Baby’s tears are responses to specific situations and it’s important for the parent to recognize these because the baby will continue crying if there is no reaction. It’s never a good idea to stick with those old school advices where you leave your baby alone when it’s crying. Care and attention is to be expected for a baby which has spent nine months in the highly protected uterus inside her mother. It’s important to react to the baby’s cry before it becomes hysteric as this is when a lot of different types of cries get mixed up so parents are having difficulties recognizing specific types.

In addition to crying, your baby can also get a grunting baby syndrome, which is nothing out of the ordinary. This sound is deep and long, really similar to grunting and it usually indicates to weight in the stomach. Baby’s stomach might be swollen and it’s important for these gasses to release. Cry with grunting characteristic is definitely a certain sign that there is a problem with the baby’s stomach. However, keep in mind that this is completely normal and it’s possible that your baby is simply sucking milk from your breasts too hard, which causes air to be sucked in as well. This air usually collects in the stomach and causes this problem. In order to get rid of it, you might want to play around with your baby, so that she is active mentally and physically. This will accelerate the metabolism and will soon enough allow the baby to “release the gasses”.

Lately, there is a trend in parenting where it’s being rolled back to listening to natural instincts and pure parenting relationship between you and your baby. Parents approach their baby with emotions and instinctively, trying to determine all of the sound outputs being sent by the baby and do something according to those sounds. It’s important to realize that your baby needs a lot of attention so doesn’t tend to her occasionally tend to her at all times. Try to develop a sensation of trust in your baby so that no unneeded cries (caused by worrying) are happening.

This takes a lot of time, so keep your head up and don’t experience your baby’s cries too emotionally, since it’s all completely normal and has a purpose of informing you that your baby needs you – that’s all to it, really.

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Rani Vyas

Rani Vyas

I'm a Medical Consultant Doctor with a keen interest in Medical bioinformatics and genuinely intriguing way of presenting boring medical knowledge in an enchanting and eye catching way.

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