Tips to Relieve Baby’s Hiccups

Tips to Relieve Baby’s Hiccups

Baby get hiccups frequently? Hiccups are caused by sudden contractions of the diaphragm, they are harmless and are usually not a sign of a larger health issue hiccups can be a nuisance for baby’s and disrupt sleep and feedings. Here are some tips you can try at home to help relieve baby’s hiccups:Mom holding sleepy baby with pacifier

  1. A gentle back rub.
  2. Give them a pacifier to suck on.
  3. Slow down feedings.
  4. Burp baby in the middle of feeding.
  5. Give them a serving of gripe water.

If you are concerned that your baby is getting hiccups too often or that it could be something more serious like reflux bring these concerns up to your doctor. Your baby’s hiccups should decrease in frequency as he or she gets older.

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