Re: it seems as though our newborn is having a hard time
I can't remember how old your LO is, but remember that until just a short time ago she never had to go poop or pass gas. Now she probably does it multiple times a day. A lot of babies are very discomfitted by those sensations, and they will make all sorts of faces and grunts as they try to work things through their systems.
As long as she is not in pain when doing it, it's nothing to worry about.
Coolest thing my big girl said recently: "How can you tell the world is moving when you are standing on it?"
Coolest thing my little girl sang recently: "I love dat one-two pupples!"