My 3 month old just started making squeaky noises and almost a gasping sound during and after pooping.
He gets red and grunts while pooping then he makes this weird noise even while changing his diaper…
This is the only time he makes this noise, but the noise has me a little worried it just seems likes he isn’t getting enough air, although he isn’t struggling or crying…
Does anyone know what this is?
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Baby Gasping For Air When Pooping
I truly understand your concern. Even if your boy doesn’t have trouble breathing, I too believe that it can be wise to try and find the reason for his sounds.
One possible reason that comes to my mind is acid reflux. Some babies gasp or even throw up when pooping due to the stomach fluid being push up through their throat when pushing to poop. You can read about a baby that throws up when pooping here.
You also mention that he makes the sound when changing diapers. Again, this could also be due to reflux, since the stomach fluids may enter the throat when laid down and particularly when his legs are held up to change diapers.
Here is another discussion going on between several parents with a similar situation and you can start by reading about what they have done, and what the doctors have found in their cases: Read about other babies making gasping sounds when laid down here.
Another tip is to catch the gasping on film and show it your baby’s pediatrician. That way it will be a lot easier for you to explain why you do not think the sounds and behavior are normal.
Wish you good luck!
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