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grunting during breastfeeding

my 2 week old daughter is like grunting during feeding, but its not from swallowing it sounds like she's crying almost, but keeps eating. does anyone know what this is? i went to a breastfeeding support group at the hospital and they thought it could be that my milk is flowing either too slow or too fast for her. has anyone else had this problem with their new born?

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Asked by tegansnowflake at 9:33 PM on Feb. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son would do that when my milk would let down too fast....

    Answer by AmiJanell at 9:41 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • That's what my daughter would do when my milk letdown too fast. Congratulations on your baby girl!!

    Answer by PoisonousBlonde at 10:01 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • Hehe, my daughter did it when she was super hungry, like grunt grunt swallow, etc.

    Sounds normal to me!

    Answer by Arkaidy at 10:06 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • its not from swallowing though, it sounds like muffled crying but she doesn't want to pull away.

    Answer by tegansnowflake at 10:09 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • It could be nothing. When you were at the breastfeeding clinic did you feed her so they could hear the noise she makes? That may ease your mind for someone else to hear it the way you are.
    My DD often makes these gurgling noises when she's eating. She will moan and groan when feeding too. On the funny side last night she pulled away from me and gurgled a mouth full of milk! lol She's 10 months now.

    Answer by AmandaH321 at 10:24 PM on Feb. 12, 2009

  • my 1 week old grunts... who knows

    Answer by tawnbond at 12:14 AM on Feb. 13, 2009

  • It could be from overactive letdown. Plenty of info on the subject at

    It could also merely be what your baby does. If baby isn't gulping and choking on the letdown, then the noise isn't anything to really worry about...unless it drives you bananas.

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:29 AM on Feb. 13, 2009

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