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    Default Grunting a lot

    3 weeks old
    Been taking both breastmilk and formula indiscriminately last two weeks
    Like a dream thus far.
    Today suddenly appears to do some very heavy grunting after he takes formula. Caused him to struggle to sleep earlier

    Thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimefather View Post
    3 weeks old
    Been taking both breastmilk and formula indiscriminately last two weeks
    Like a dream thus far.
    Today suddenly appears to do some very heavy grunting after he takes formula. Caused him to struggle to sleep earlier

    Thoughts?
    Probably wind. he’s 3 weeks old. His tummy is getting used to the formula and breast milk. Is he a good burper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny1 View Post
    Probably wind. he’s 3 weeks old. His tummy is getting used to the formula and breast milk. Is he a good burper?
    Not a great burper

    But if he was ok with the formula before does it make sense he isn’t now?

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    Default Grunting a lot

    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimefather View Post
    Not a great burper

    But if he was ok with the formula before does it make sense he isn’t now?
    Is he on a slow or fast flowing teat when drinking formula? If it’s too fast he may be gulping in air causing wind pains. How is he burped ? My 2 were shocking burpers over the shoulder. I had to sit them on my knee and burp them that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firsttimefather View Post
    Not a great burper

    But if he was ok with the formula before does it make sense he isn’t now?
    His tummy is maturing so yes it does make sense. Is there a need for the formula? Low supply etc? If not, I’d try just sticking to breast but I suspect it may continue anyway. Often continues til 6-8 weeks when it starts to settle. Grunting is pretty normal for newborns, they are pretty noisy things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by granny1 View Post
    Is he on a slow or fast flowing teat when drinking formula? If it’s too fast he may be gulping in air causing wind pains. How is he burped ? My 2 were shocking burpers over the shoulder. I had to sit them on my knee and burp them that way.
    DD was the same, sat her on my knee with my fingers under her chin, leaning her forward. I also burped her mid feed (bottle).

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    I think grunting is totally normal with a newborn.

    My LO grunted in her sleep a lot too. We thought she must have been really constipated or something. Rang the helpline. Apparently it’s very normal up to about 12 weeks.

    My DD was exclusively breastfed though.

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    Newborns are so (surprisingly!) noisy!!
    Both my babes were!

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    Im not sure but mine was a loud grunter from birth and the MCHN told me to put a pillow over my head so that I could sleep. It lasted for 6 weeks


 

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