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Why lately has my baby been getting the hiccups a lot more often?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics 42 years experience
Normal for babies: It is quite normal for newborns to have hiccups. It is a spasm of their diaphragm muscle. The muscle is immiture and therefor often spasms. This ultimately lessens as the baby gets older. But it is normal.
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