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Is It Normal For My Baby To Have Frequent Hiccups
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pretty much all: Not a rarity or abnormality. Just the baby doing it's thing. No worries. ...Read more
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
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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