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My 2week old baby almost always hiccups after every feed.Is this normal?Why do the hiccups occur?

My 2week old baby almost always hiccups after every feed.Is this normal?Why do the hiccups occur?

hiccups: Hiccups occur when the phrenic nerve which innervates the diaphragm fires irregularly. This can be due to many reasons. In an infant i don't think it would be a reason for concern but please speak with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Dr. Hatem Asad
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Hiccups (Definition)

A hiccup is an unintentional movement (spasm) of the diaphragm, the muscle at the base of the lungs. The spasm is followed by quick closing of the vocal cords, which produces a distinctive sound. Hiccups often start for no apparent reason and usually disappear after a few minutes. Rarely, hiccups can last for days, weeks, or months. Hiccups are common and normal ...Read more


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How to stop infant's hiccups???

Hiccups: Hiccups can be caused by over feeding. Your infant needs about 2 times his weight in ounces of formula per day to grow. So for example, a 10 pound infant needs 20 ounces per day. You can try some symethicone drops 3-4 times a day too. If it is persistent and lasts for long periods get your baby checked. ...Read more

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Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot?

Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot?

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. ...Read more

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Do ALL unborn babies get fetal hiccups? Or is it just some ?

Do ALL unborn babies get fetal hiccups? Or is it just some ?

Pretty much all: Not a rarity or abnormality. Just the baby doing it's thing. No worries. ...Read more

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Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Babies that hiccup in the womb healthy?

Benign,common: This is a common benign finding in pregnancy.It will often continue off and on for weeks after the child is born. ...Read more

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Do fetal hiccups mean the cord can be rapped around babies neck?

Do fetal hiccups mean the  cord can be rapped around babies neck?

No known association: Over three decades I have never seen any association between the two. I have had an infant with 5 wraps around the neck & no hiccups & hundreds with no wrap & hiccups. Just because the two may appear together on occasion does not mean the one issue was a signal of the other. ...Read more

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Hi Dr. My 22days old baby gets hiccups almost every time after feeding (breastfeeding or bottle) n while feeding he sweats on his forehead, please advice me on this ?

Hi Dr. My 22days old baby gets hiccups almost every time after feeding (breastfeeding or bottle) n while feeding he sweats on his forehead, please advice me on this ?

Hiccups in infants: Hiccups are pretty common and normal in infancy and sweating on the forehead is a nonspecific sign. I would advice that you should pay attention to the colors around the lips. If the lips are turning blue during feeds then you need to see your pediatrician ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least.. Very nervous?

Is it possible that my babies cord is wrapped around his neck he has the hiccups a lot in the womb 2 times a day at least.. Very nervous?

Many do: A neck wrap is common and thought to result around 12 wks when there is more room to flip around.The hiccups are unrelated.I have had healthy infants with as many as 5 wraps and their presence is often noted by poor progress in labor and abnormal changes during labor in the fetal heart rate on the monitor. This rarely causes any issues before the work of labor starts.C-section is often needed. ...Read more