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Why do babies and young children grunt? This is one of those apparently simple questions that bears a little thought. Grunting actually serves useful and healthy purposes in babies; it can also be a sign of serious disease. I get enough questions about it in daily practice to warrant some discussion.
Healthy babies grunt quite a bit. They grunt
The grunting of sick persons is different from the occasional grunt of the happy, healthy child. Grunting caused by illness is more regular, often with every breath. The child usually appears to be in some distress or to be ill. Grunting respirations in a baby with a fever or who appears to be sick is a very bad sign and demands immediate emergency medical attention. The grunting respirations could represent