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Preventing hiccups after feeding
esiah1026 posted:
My newborn seems to get the hiccups almost after every feeding. He's burped twice during feedings once half way through and after he's finished. I would assume this would keep him from not only spitting up, but also from getting the hiccups. Does anyone know what causes this and if there's something I should or shouldn't be doing during or after a feeding to prevent this. I feel so bad when he looks up at me with his little eyes while he has the hiccups
lenono97 responded:
My son is now 3 months old. But when he was a newborn I noticed he got hiccups frequently after feeding. Haven't noticed any in probably the last month so I think it's just something they will grow out of. I have never heard of a remedy for hiccups.
shoxy responded:
Do you bottle feed formula? If so swirl the formula to mix it, don't shake it. It takes longer but my daughter almost never get's the hiccups since I discovered that little trick..
esiah1026 replied to shoxy's response:
Yes I do. Thank you, i'll give it a try.
RoseLynn02 responded:
Hiccups are very normal for infants & actually don't bother babies like they do adults. The wives tell goes a hiccuping baby is a healthy happy baby. My doula actually told me not worry about it that it really doesn't bother them. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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