Why does a newborn groan?
Many parents notice that their newborn baby often grunts and grunts at night. With what it can be connected? In our article we will consider all the reasons why the newborn groans, and also give some recommendations to eliminate these causes.
Causes of grunting and grunting
So why newborn babies groan? If your newborn baby grunts at night, constantly grunts, and sometimes makes it hard, then the reasons for this may be the following:
- Adaptation to the new environment in the first weeks of life. Everyone knows that during pregnancy, the child is in the mother’s amniotic fluid, therefore the birth of a child into the world is a transition to a new world, where the air is not around the aquatic environment. A child sniffs, clears his throat, groans, whines, farts, manifesting and showing thus the establishment of his life activity. This phenomenon can be considered normal if it lasts up to 2 months, otherwise it may have completely different reasons.
- Blocking the nasal passages of a childSince the newborn baby has a very small nose, any clogging contributes to the heavy passage of air through the nasal passages. If a newborn grunts in a dream and grunts, then it is likely that crusts formed in his nose that prevent him from breathing normally. To check this, it is enough to make a small turundum and try to clear the nose of the baby. If the nasal passages are clogged, you will immediately see everything on the pulled-out turband.
- Intestinal colic. When the stomach is full, newborns often have a pressing feeling on the walls of the abdomen, which is accompanied by cramps and the formation of gas. The child begins to grunt, grunt, push, some twist their legs and cry. This is a very common cause of anxiety for babies at night in the first months of life, causing a lot of trouble to the mother and father.
- Constipation. If the child has not been emptied for a long time, this leads to the occurrence of constipation, and, as a result, grunting, straining and grunting. Many children scream strongly if they are not emptied for more than one day, because the stool strongly presses against the walls of the weakened intestines and causes pain.Constipation must be dealt with, otherwise they will later lead to various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Ways to eliminate grunting and grunting
If your newborn grunting and craving, and you were able to determine the cause of this phenomenon, then try the following tips to eliminate the causes of this phenomenon:
- When adapting to a new environment, accompanied by grunting and grunting, pediatricians are advised not to interfere with the natural processes of the child's body, much less to wake the child at night for no apparent reason.
- When clogging the nasal passages must observe the following rules:
- clean the baby's nose with a cotton swab;
- flush the nasal passages with a physiological (or saline) solution;
- air the baby’s room regularly;
- daily wet cleaning in the room;
- place containers with water to humidify the air;
- buy an aquarium with fish.
- For intestinal colic, the following measures should be taken:
- lay the baby on the stomach for 5-10 minutes before feeding;
- properly attach the baby to the breast (so that he does not swallow air with milk);
- eliminate from your diet foods that cause gas formation;
- pick the right nipple with a small hole;
- after feeding, keep the baby upright for several minutes;
- give your baby a belly massage in a circular stroking motion;
- bend and unbend the baby legs;
- always carry your baby around the chest properly;
- use special preparations for intestinal colic only after consulting a pediatrician.
- For constipation, take the following necessary actions:
- remove from your diet foods that lead to the formation of constipation;
- eat more prunes and vegetables;
- if the intestine is not empty for more than two days, do an enema;
- laxatives should be given to the child only after consultation with the pediatrician.
Immediately contact the pediatrician for help if the process of grunting and grunting is accompanied by constant refusals of feeding, frequent vomiting and abundant regurgitation, weight loss and loose stools, heartburn and increased gas formation. These signs are considered abnormal and must be observed by the pediatrician, who will prescribe treatment and prescribe the necessary medications.