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I have a 10day old who gets the hiccups quite often..
I don't know how to deal with them as we can just put her down to sleep and she will get the hiccups and wake herself up. It then takes us around 30mins to put her back to sleep.
She burps really well after a feed and I make sure I do burp her after most meals.
Anyone else had a bub with hiccups often and any suggestions on what to do?????
My 11wko daughter still gets the hiccups. She had hiccups quite virulently in utero and they were quite common around the 2 week mark. I found that giving her the breast for a few minutes helped settle them as she was too busy concentrating on drinking. If you're formula feeding, try giving her a little to settle her.
You can try burping her by sitting her up and patting her back, over the shoulder or draped over your legs tummy down and patting her back (be sure to support the head). These also helped. Sometmies Raleigh would hiccup for a good 10 minutes. Just remember it is quite common for babies to get them.
Hiccups can also be as a result of the diaphram muscles being tight. I took my little one to an Chiropractor at 12 weeks because of reflux and sleeping probelms and she found a few problems along her spine as well as tight diaphram muscles. After a few visits and me massaging the area each time I changed her nappy the hiccups reduced dramatically. She still gets them occasionally (new 11 months old) but they are not as bad. If I notice she is getting them a little more often I resume the massaging of the area and they reduce again. It might be worth a try?
Best of luck
My 9 week old son also gets the hiccups quite frequently (after nearly every feed). He also had them every day whilst in utero.
I'm not sure if you're bottle or breast feeding, but I find if I sit him more upright while feeding this lessens the chance of him getting them.
Also, if he has finished feeding and gets the hiccups, I give him a dummy to settle him and this seems to work.
Hiccups are very normal and nothing to worry about, but I can see how it would be frustrating that she is waking up because of them. :(
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