Hiccups in new born

What should I do if my 5 day old has the hiccups?

Hiccups in new born
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Hiccups in newborns could be cause by the same few reasons as an adult, such as eating too much, swallowing air while chewing, being anxious or excited. It is common in newborns and babies because the infant may swallow some air while nursing and that may give raise to hiccups. Hence, it is important to burp the baby after each feeding to get ride of any air in the stomach. However, as what Reine has highlighted, if your baby’s hiccups continue for hours, you should seek advice from your doctor. Some conditions like gastroesophageal reflux (GERD) or a tumor or cyst in the throat may present symptoms like hong-term hiccups.

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Actually there is a purpose to hiccups as Long as it’s not more than 8 mins at a time. So don’t worry and let baby just hiccup When babies hiccup, researchers have discovered they have two brainwaves likely linked to the feeling in their chest, and a third thought to be a reaction to the ‘hic’ sound occurring together with the contraction. Hiccups cause a sudden movement of the diaphragm, so the brainwaves may train babies how to control this muscle. It is important to learn how to consciously breathe, whether to recover from exercise or take a deep breath in stressful situations.

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Short-term hiccups in newborns will usually go away on their own. You can offer baby a pacifier as swallowing action may be enough to get the diaphragm back under control. Alternatively, simply rocking your baby or gently rub baby's back can put an end to hiccups. Most hiccup last several minutes at most. You should bring baby to the doctor's if baby hiccups for hours. Long term hiccups may be a result of gastroesophageal reflux.

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burp your baby may help get rid of the hiccups

Its normal dont worry about it .

It is normal and dont worry

It's common, let it be

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Just let it be

Gripe water

Its normal