Hiccups happen when something causes the diaphragm to spasm, and the vocal cords quickly shut. Hiccups are considered normal for a newborn who is younger than 12 months old. And it can be any time while feeding. and every mother wants to know, how to stop baby hiccups?
Hiccups, we’ve all had them and hence know how annoying they can be. Your little ones suffer from hiccups too. Don’t be alarmed if your baby has several rounds of hiccups. This is normal for a baby under one year old! A study indicated that hiccups may be important to a baby’s brain development and breathing.
Various folk remedies such as frightening the hiccups out of someone will definitely not work on your infants! They will start crying, and we’re sure crying AND a case of hiccups will not be fun for your little one or you. Instead, try these effective ways to stop baby hiccups in babies and newborn.
1.Correct posture while breastfeeding
2.Burp your little one
3. Give her a pacifier
4.Feed your baby on time
5. Watch your diet
Correct posture is very important while breastfeeding. Hold your little one upright after feeding to help gas rise and pass naturally.
Taking a break from feeding to burp your baby, burping your baby after feeding helps relieve gas. To burp your baby, sit upright and hold your baby against your chest with her chin on your shoulder. Support your baby with one hand and gently pat her back with the other.
Sucking on a pacifier will help to stop your baby’s hiccups. And this will help to relax the diaphragm and may help stop the bout of hiccups.
Timely feeding will ensure your little one is calm. If she reaches a point where she is hungry and crying before a feed, she will suck in air while crying. This will lead to trapped gas and hiccups after she is done feeding.
Yes, Mumma bears, some food in your diet has the potential to cause gas and hiccups in your nursing newborn. If your little one suffers from frequent rounds of hiccups, try eliminating dairy from your diet and see if her hiccups get better.
So super parents, try these simple remedies to stop baby hiccups and see your child go from hic-hic-hic to he-he-he!
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