High Pitched Squawking Noise

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Chrissy - June 6

My baby makes this high pitched noise several times a day, usually not more than once or twice in a row, but it happens every so often during the day. It almost seems like she is gasping for air or trying to catch her breath. Anyone else have this or heard of this? It scares me!


Rabbits07 - June 6

I can remember when my ds was first born he made some really odd noises. He made one that I would describe the way you have. With my first baby we (the baby, me and MY MOTHER) were at the hospital constantly because my mother fretted over every thing....and I was the first time mom! BTW, she was always fine. Babies make some of the oddest faces and noises ever was....of course, instincts play a large role in motherhood. Anytime you really "feel" something is not right, always go with that instinct and contact your pediatrician. Thankfully, the majority of the time the things baby is doing are completely normal.


Suzanne - June 6

My son does the same thing. I asked the Doctor and he said he has air and has to burp! It sort of sounds like a train going "Woooo" really high pitched.


miami_loca - June 7

Hey Chrissy--my son does the same thing---did you notice if he only does it in certain positions or when hes excited or upset? I did some research and found out the sqeaking noise is called "stridor" and its usually caused by an immature larynx, or voice box. Its called Larnygomalacia. Its an extra piece of tissue that sometimes flops across the airway, partially obstructing it. My pedi says in almost all cases they outgrow it, but sometimes it can take up to 18 months. He also said not to worry, unless the baby was having feeeding difficulties or was turning blue or really seemed like no air was getting thru. Of course, i still worry. The only thing that makes me feel better is the fact that he dosnt sqeak while hes asleep or while feeding, usually only when hes awake and happy. I would mention this to your pedi, because there is a small chance it could be serious. Please let me know what you find out! Patricia



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