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Have I given birth to a baby pig?!

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MissTwister Fri 07-Aug-15 08:00:17

For the last few nights my 4 week old has taken to squealing like a piglet mixed in with baby elephant noises from about 5-7am. She doesn't really do this at any other time of day - does anyone know why and if there's anything that would help her stop as it keeps both her and me awake!

squizita Fri 07-Aug-15 09:14:53

Wind? Try "pedalling" motions with her legs and pressing her knees to her tummy.

MissTwister Fri 07-Aug-15 12:44:12

Yes she does get a lot of wind....

Buglife Fri 07-Aug-15 13:52:10

My DS grunted and strained and made so much noise from around this age for a few weeks, it drove me mad trying to work out what it meant or what he wanted. In the end the answer was that the noise itself really meant nothing, it was just noise. When babies are in pain they cry basically, so what to me sounded like straining and grounding and grunts of effort (making me think wind and pain and I was so worried) was just noise. It's hard to sleep through because I always lay there thinking that he was awake and wanted something. Babies always have wind anyway! I just winded as much as humanly possible, but in the end I realised if he was still grunting there wasn't anything else to do. I think he was 8-10 weeks when I realised it had stopped... Actually I was looking at some video of him as a new born the other day and when I heard 'the grunt' I was taken back to those days!

Buglife Fri 07-Aug-15 13:53:02

I think 'developmental' probably covers it anyway smile

Picklesauage Fri 07-Aug-15 14:12:13

Yes, our tiny little 7 week old regularly makes sounds like a demented hedgehog! I think it's her self settling noise, it's a very unattractive noise. Grunt / snuffle / snort type affair, very strange, but not worrisome.

MissTwister Fri 07-Aug-15 14:15:08

I like the idea of a demented hedgehog!

SaulGood Fri 07-Aug-15 14:18:01

DD was a baby piglet too. Especially when feeding. She'd snort, harrumph, squeal and grunt. Feeding time at the zoo it was. She wasn't windy or unhappy either. Just noisy.

FundamentalistQuaker Fri 07-Aug-15 14:19:53

I still make my self-settling noise in my sleep, which my DH finds hilarious. It's a kind of muted grunt/squeak, like a very sleepy guinea-pig having a massage.

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