7th December 2019

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How do I make my newborns hiccups go away?

Feed your baby gripe water.
  1. Take a break and burp. Taking a break from a feeding to burp your baby may help get rid of the hiccups, since burping can get rid of excess gas that may be causing the hiccups.
  2. Use a pacifier. Infant hiccups don't always start from a feeding.
  3. Let them stop on their own.
  4. Try gripe water.

Can you feed a baby when they have hiccups?

Babies do not get upset from hiccups, so you do not need to try and stop a baby's hiccups, but if you want to try, give your baby something to drink (a breast feed, or some water). This obviously doesn't work all of the time, otherwise babies would not get hiccups while they are feeding.

What causes hiccups in newborn babies?

They are caused by sudden contractions of the diaphragm triggered by irritation or stimulation of that muscle. Some leading pediatricians are of the opinion that infant hiccups are usually caused by feeding (breast, formula or other foods) or by a drop in temperature that causes the baby to get cold.
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