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Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot?

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Dr. Kathleen Forcier
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Newborns and young infants hiccup a lot. Some babies start hiccuping before they're even born and moms will report having felt a rhythmic fetal movement towards the end of pregnancy. Hiccups become less frequent as your baby ages and by a few months it will no longer be a common event.
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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics 14 years experience
Yes: Hiccuping is very normal for newborns and you can expect the frequency to decrease by the time they are a couple months old. Generally the hiccups do not bother your baby and they are not dangerous or causing any damage to your baby. Sometimes feeding or burping your baby can help them go away.
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Is it normal for babies to hiccup in utero?

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Dr. Kevin Fleishman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 32 years experience
Yes: Hiccuping is very normal during pregnancy. It is just a fluttering of the baby's diaphragm.
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A 42-year-old member asked:

Is it normal for a 9 month old baby to have hiccups?

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Yes usually: Many children and infants have hiccups and they usually resolve within 24 hours. Ensure that the baby is breathing normally and that he has no fever. At nine months, many offices will offer a well child check and you can follow up then.
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