How to Avoid Hiccups in Newborn Babies
Hiccups are normal and usually don't hurt your baby however some mothers tend to worry a lot, especially to first-time mums.
However, in younger babies, hiccups are usually a sign that they need to be seated upright during or after feeding, that feeding needs to be slower for them, or that they need more time before or after feeding to relax.
According to facts, babies do get hiccups even while they are still in the womb as early as 3 months of pregnancy.
When the babies are still in the womb their diaphragm starts forming, hence causing hiccups but their mothers can't feel it.
Newborn hiccups are most frequently caused by a baby overfeeding or eating too quickly or swallowing a lot of air during breastfeeding.
How long do baby hiccups last?
- Babies can have hiccups multiple times a day, this can either last for 10 minutes or longer.
as a general rule, if a baby acts happy and looks uncomfortable, baby hiccups are a cause for concern. if there's a lot of discomfort then it's the right time to go to the hospital.
How to get rid of hiccups
- Burp your baby.
- Give them a pacifier.
- Consider a trial of gripe water.
- Just let the hiccups run their course