Why does my baby squeak while breastfeeding?
A baby’s breathing sounds can be a sign that there is an abnormality in the baby. Watch for rapid breathing (more than 60 breaths a minute) or grunting after each inhalation when the baby is not breastfeeding. You may see the skin between the ribs or at the bottom of the ribs or at the top of the breastbone sink into the chest when your baby inhales. Breathing problems can cause abnormal breastfeeding patterns and poor growth. One example of a breathing problem is laryngomalacia, an abnormality in the voice box that causes a high-pitched squeak when babies breathe in. Almost all babies with the condition grow out of it but some need surgery. Talk to your health-care provider as soon as possible if you have concerns about your baby’s breathing.