As a rule, a newborn hiccups after feeding no more than 15 minutes. Although even if your baby continues to hiccup for half an hour, it’s not so scary. It is necessary to understand the reasons, as well as how to prevent hiccups in a child. Try to take this behavior calmly, because you could feel the hiccups of a child during pregnancy . This is a normal process.
Causes of hiccups in newborns
Most often, this action occurs due to overeating the baby or swallowing air when feeding. If the baby is breastfeeding, maybe he is taking the breast incorrectly. Follow the technique of putting the baby to the chest. If milk flows too quickly from the breast, then the baby suffers a lot of air. Try to express a little milk before feeding. Some doctors consider the cause of physiological hiccups to be a poorly established connection between the brain and the diaphragm.
Why is the diaphragm shrinking?
1. distended stomach.
2. a large amount of air in the intestines
3. muscle tension.
Of course, a newborn hiccups much more often after eating than an adult.
Measures against hiccups in newborns
Review your baby’s diet. If after eating the baby spits up, and in the feces you see the remains of milk or mixture – feed the baby a little less, but more often. How to apply the child to the chest? Make sure that not only the nipple, but also part of the areola gets into the child’s mouth. If you do not breast-feed your baby, then buy him an anti-colic bottle. Give milk to the baby with short breaks.
Our grandmothers method is water
Give your baby a couple teaspoons of water from hiccups. If a newborn hiccups after feeding while sleeping, try shaking it. After feeding, it is also necessary to hold the baby in a column so that he gives off excess air. In no case do not scare the child during hiccups! This method can only shake the nervous system of a little man.