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A 29-year-old female asked about a female:

My 2 week old daughter has the hiccups after every feeding. she drinks 3 ounces of breast milk or formula per session in a bottle. how can i stop them?

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Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Not to worry: Hiccups are very common in little babies. This is a reflex of the phrenic nerve that innervates the diaphragm and is triggered by the baby's immaturity to eat and breathe at the same time
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