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Why does your baby seems to grunt and strain all day

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09/17/14

My son grunts on and off all day but it is a new sound he has discovered. However, when they are younger, it is usually a sign of trying to make a bowel movement or a gassy belly.

05/06/14

Usually when a baby is grunting and straining they probably are working on a bowel movement or they have gas. To help your baby you can rub their belly in a circular motion, bicycle their legs, put them in a warm bath or burp them. Newborns often seem to spend a long time trying to poop before they poop. This is normal and they are just learning how their body works and that to do with their muscles.

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