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Is it normal that my baby get's hiccups a lot?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
Babies normally do seem to hiccup more often than older children do.
If the hiccuping is too much, say more than 20 minutes a day for more than 2-3 days a week, the parent should talk to the doctor to see if there is a medical reason for the hiccuping. If a normal baby has a few minutes of hiccuping every couple of days, that is likely normal behavior, and will decrease as the baby gets older.

In brief: Yes
Babies normally do seem to hiccup more often than older children do.
If the hiccuping is too much, say more than 20 minutes a day for more than 2-3 days a week, the parent should talk to the doctor to see if there is a medical reason for the hiccuping. If a normal baby has a few minutes of hiccuping every couple of days, that is likely normal behavior, and will decrease as the baby gets older.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Paul Leadem
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
All babies get hiccups, however a baby that also has frequent spitting , choking, gagging, coughing, or painful crying may have a condition callled gastro-esophageal reflux or g.
E.R.D. Talk to your pediatrician for steps you can take to control this. Medications may be prescribed for more severe cases.

In brief: Yes
All babies get hiccups, however a baby that also has frequent spitting , choking, gagging, coughing, or painful crying may have a condition callled gastro-esophageal reflux or g.
E.R.D. Talk to your pediatrician for steps you can take to control this. Medications may be prescribed for more severe cases.
Dr. Paul Leadem
Dr. Paul Leadem
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In brief: Yes
It's even possible to have hiccups before birth; obs sometimes see the characteristic movements of unborn baby's diaphragm on prenatal ultrasound.

In brief: Yes
It's even possible to have hiccups before birth; obs sometimes see the characteristic movements of unborn baby's diaphragm on prenatal ultrasound.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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