My baby’s hiccups

February 6, 2021
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My 6- month- old baby has been having regular hiccups for the past few weeks. I have tried various types of methods to stop the hiccups as suggested by  family and friends without any solution. I am getting worried. Please help me.

Shalewa (by SMS)

Hiccups are a symptom of an irritated diaphragm, which can happen when infants get upset (a prolonged bout of crying often leads to uncontrollable hiccupping) or when they eat or drink too fast and their stomachs fill up very fast. When this happens, the diaphragm starts to spasm and the vocal cords snap shut, causing the classic “hic” sound. Hiccups usually only last for a few minutes, then go away on their own.  However, in view of your baby’s prolonged hiccups, a visit to see a Paediatrician for a proper check- up is urgent. To prevent hiccups, burping your baby more frequently during feedings is recommended.  You can also distract the baby by making him/her laugh.

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