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My baby gets hiccup frequently. Is this normal?

post #1 of 12
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My baby gets hiccup most of the time. Since this is my first, I don't know if this is normal and what to do. 

post #2 of 12

oh yes! Memories. Thanks for the reminder. One of mine was a professional hiccup-er. Even hiccuped in the womb, but I didn't know what it was until he was born and hiccuping and then I thought "oh wow, that is what it was!" It goes away by itself, can't remember what age, maybe 4 months? Better than the other option, my other child was a professional farter. Hmm, actually still is.

post #3 of 12
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Thank you. It really bothers me, I'm afraid my child might have choked something. I wonder if they still can breathe easily having hiccup.


Edited by makeitreal - 6/6/11 at 12:15am
post #4 of 12

the last two months in utero dd hiccuped regularly in teh evening. then seh was born and she continued doing it every evening at the same time. 

 

do you remember what it feels like to hiccup? cant imagine it to be any really different for the baby. 

 

in fact even today at 8 dd starts hiccuping if she laughs really hard. in fact its now second nature to me that when we are laughing too much i calm things down and stop laughing so hard so she doesnt start hiccuping. 

post #5 of 12
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Yes, i remember when I get hiccup, it's so hard to breathe. 

 

 

post #6 of 12

It is soooooooo normal.  My son had them in utero daily, which was awesome for my husband because he'd get a chance to feel our babe every day when it was happening.  Once he was born, the hiccups continued, goodness, for a good 2-3 months, I think.  And I mean daily.  DS never seemed to be truly bothered by it at all.  We always felt terribly sorry for him though.  Especially my DH - he'd get bent out of shape about it, thinking DS was in terrible pain.  (DS wasn't!  No worries!)  :)

post #7 of 12

 

My DS had hiccups frequently when he was a newborn until he was about 8 months' old.  They were worst after eating. I wondered if his stomach was overextended, affecting his diaphragm and causing the hiccups. Lots of burping techniques and getting rid of gas seemed to help. 

post #8 of 12

Hiccups are often a sign of reflux--especially "silent" reflux without many other symptoms. Both my dc had reflux and got hiccups often. If you see other symptoms, especially if they seem to be in pain, perhaps look into getting a reflux diagnosis.

post #9 of 12

I'm glad you asked this. My 8-week-old also gets the hiccups at least once a day. I've had two midwives tell me to feed him whenever he gets them, but I find that he usually gets them just after a feeding. 

post #10 of 12

aaaaaaah now i see why you are concerned. because u struggle to breathe. 

 

that has never been dd's or my experience. she never showed any signs of suffering when she got them as a newborn. and they would last quite a while. it wasnt a two minute thing. it lasted what to me felt like a long time. 

post #11 of 12
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Originally Posted by teraze View Post

It is soooooooo normal.  My son had them in utero daily, which was awesome for my husband because he'd get a chance to feel our babe every day when it was happening.  Once he was born, the hiccups continued, goodness, for a good 2-3 months, I think.  And I mean daily.  DS never seemed to be truly bothered by it at all.  We always felt terribly sorry for him though.  Especially my DH - he'd get bent out of shape about it, thinking DS was in terrible pain.  (DS wasn't!  No worries!)  :)



Thank you teraze.

 

It bothers me since this is my first. However, with your post I am relieved now. :)

post #12 of 12
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Originally Posted by ollyoxenfree View Post

 

My DS had hiccups frequently when he was a newborn until he was about 8 months' old.  They were worst after eating. I wondered if his stomach was overextended, affecting his diaphragm and causing the hiccups. Lots of burping techniques and getting rid of gas seemed to help. 



Yeah. Exactly, they were worst after eating. I had to let her burp every after eating. 

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