Silas is now almost 3 weeks old. He is such a sweetheart. Unfortunately he has GBS~~Grunting Baby Syndrome. When I say “unfortunately” I mean for us. We had noticed (hard to miss) that he grunted all the time. It sounded like he was constipated though he is far from constipated. He poops like a trooper.
“The baby with grunting baby syndrome will push, squeeze, grunt, change color and carry on only to produce a soft bowel movement. Parents will report that their baby is constipated and seek help. Very often we’re lead down the primrose path searching for a solution. But there is no problem. The grunting baby’s problem is one of primitive in-coordination. While we all take for granted our understanding of the need for simultaneous relaxation of the pelvic floor and abdominal pressure to poop, not all babies have this figured out. And it’s this lack of coordination that makes us believe that our babies are in trouble.”
Silas is the noisiest baby I have ever seen. It is actually very funny to watch him grunt, groan and turn red. He makes these amazingly crazy faces while he is doing it. He also does it through the night when he is sleeping. Needless to say, I don’t get much sleep because he is in my room at night. Sarah has to go back to work and she needs her sleep so the little noise maker bunks with me.
Here are a couple of photos of him while being Grunt Boy.
This is a Non Grunt photo just to show that he doesn’t grunt all of the time.
According to what I have read he should be over this by the time he is 8 – 12 weeks old. I sure hope so.