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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)

Hiccups = involuntary spasm of diaphragm followed by ...Read more


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How to stop infant's hiccups???

How to stop infant's hiccups???

You don't: These are thought due to a pulse wave sent through the breathing muscle in late pregnancy and early infancy. Proximity of the stomach to the breathing muscle has been implicated and as growth begins to separate the two, the kid quits having episodes. It bothers you more than the kid, ignore it.It will pass soon enough. ...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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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

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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 normal for babies to hiccup a lot in the womb? My baby does it a lot i'm 33 weeks and all my prenatal stuff was ok and his heart rate was 140s

Is it normal for babies to hiccup a lot in the womb? My baby does it a lot i'm 33 weeks and all my prenatal stuff was ok and his heart rate was 140s

Yes that can happen: And hopefully the cnadian system will allow u to have another us 34-36 weeks that is an important one cause it gives an est fetal wt , checks the fluid and position of the baby , all of my obs always get one at that time. ...Read more

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6w baby girl with spit up after changing her formula from soy to Sensitive. Also, although always, lots of hiccups after her feedings.

6w baby girl with spit up after changing her formula from soy to Sensitive.  Also, although always, lots of hiccups after her feedings.

Probably normal: Changes of formula often results in some GI manifestations, until the baby gets used to the new formula. Just make sure you are mixing the formula correctly, and there are no other symptoms like fever, rashes, continuous vomiting or weight loss.Your pediatrician can help determine if there is any milk allergy, for which she would need to be on a special formula. ...Read more

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3 week baby, distressed, crying, hiccuping, gurgling noises after feeds, little poo also, what can do to relieve distress? Doc says no sick no worry!

3 week baby, distressed, crying, hiccuping, gurgling noises after feeds, little poo also, what can do to relieve distress? Doc says no sick no worry!

Reflux precautions: Most infants experience acid reflux, to one degree or another, until their esophageal sphincter becomes more developed. Symptoms include any of the following: frank vomiting, frequent nasal congestion, fussiness, hiccups, wet cough/gurgling, and more. Giving smaller more frequent feeds, burping frequently and elevating the head of the bed may help reduce symptoms. Medications are available. ...Read more

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My 8 days old baby gets lots of hiccups after feedings/burping. Also some spit up. Issues with BFing, supplementing with formula/pumping. cause?

My 8 days old baby gets lots of hiccups after feedings/burping. Also some spit up. Issues with BFing, supplementing with formula/pumping. cause?

Benign variation: Hiccups have been explained as a spontaneous nerve discharge triggering the breathing muscle to tighten in a cycle like a heart beat. Some have suggested the stomach of the newborn rubs the diaphram and triggers the pattern, and that with age the stomach moves away lessening the problem. The most active cases have them before birth. I know of no treatment with any value. ...Read more

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My baby has been having hiccups all day today like every 2 hours he just got them again and he had them 30 minutes ago. Is it good or bad ???

My baby has been having hiccups all day today like every 2 hours he just got them again and he had them 30 minutes ago. Is it good or bad ???

Hiccups: Usually occur from something, usually in the stomach irritating the diaphragm. It is unusual for hiccups to last for longer than 48 hours. If that happens, see his doctor. You might try to give him a little more fluid and burp him. All the best. ...Read more

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10m old baby boy gets hiccups once or twice a day and lasts for 5 to 10 mins.is ot normal to get hiccupps every day?

Mgt: HIccups in an otherwise healthy child are normal. If they continue, an investigation of his breathing pattern and a muscle called the diaphragm which separates the chest and abdomen may be performed. A virtual consult is available www. healthtap,com/DosanjhMD Code; NCYHPZ ...Read more

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I am 32 weeks my baby be have hiccups every 3 hours.. And when she do she start jumping and kicking crazy in there.. What's wrong?

I am 32 weeks my baby be have hiccups every 3 hours.. And when she do she start jumping and kicking crazy in there.. What's wrong?

Nothing wrong: Your baby is fine. This is totally normal behavior at 32 weeks. Hiccups happen when the stomach tickles the unerside of the diapragm in the baby. Now that she is starting to swallow and practicing that for when she is born, her stomach size can increase, and when it does and tickles the undersie of the diaphragm, she hiccups. It's all good. As she grows, you feel more kick and move! ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and my baby gets hiccups 2 4 times every day is there something wrong? Heart rate has always been good on the doppler and he moves alot.

Hiccups NORMALreflex: Newborns are born with many reflexes (involuntary muscle actions/contractions) that may help with survival. One example is a rooting reflex: touch a baby's cheek, he/she will turn it's head & make sucking movements--as if to 'root out a nipple'. Hiccups are a reflex of the diaphragm (breathing muscle) preparing to do it job: breathing. This is a normal phenomenon. ...Read more

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