OK - not sure if this is any help as I am a complete novice and non-expert.
However, I only started weaning my ds1 today on baby rice for the first time , but he has been grunting and groaning for the past 3-4 days just like you describe. I also thought constipation to start with, or in pain for some reason, but then I put it down to the two quite obvious white bumps on his gums which tell me he must be teething. He always does it when I put him down for day naps, or when he is getting tired etc. Do you think it could be the same? Have you spotted any tale-tale signs?
But this sounds a bit silly now I put it in black and white. Anybody else in the know?
well, she is having a lot of trouble with teething, and her face is rashy - it goes on for a few days at a time, but there's never a tooth to show for it, so i wondered if it might be something else, to do with weaning. i can see them clearly at the front, but they're not right under the gums at the top yet, so i think it might be a while
can teething happen like this? bursts of tooth development before the teeth actually come through? first timer here, can you tell?
ok, i'm sure that's it, then - which is good in the sense it's not the weaning (which i thought it was, as the straining and grunting are a new one), but bad as i guess it means she's in more pain than before