Newborn Hiccups Remedy
Newborn hiccups after feeding can be due to the following causes:
- Sudden irritation or stimulation of the muscles in the diaphragm resulting to contractions, which is commonly called hiccups.
- Breast milk, baby foods, or formula milk
- Sudden drop of temperature or when the infant feels suddenly cold
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease or GERD among babies
- When hiccups are persistent, it could be a sign of underlying medical condition that needs immediate attention.
- Swallowing of air during bottle feeding
- Hunger or distress can make your infant suck milk more quickly resulting to hiccups.
Newborn Hiccups After Eating Cure
- Allow your child to burp to prevent newborn hiccups after eating.
- Give your child a gentle back rub to help him expel excess air in his tummy.
- Give your infant something to suck on.
- Let your infant sip some water or feed him with water using a bottle feeder.
- When your child is showing distress during feeding, change your child’s position to help him relax.
- You can also stop feeding your child and resume later when the hiccup stops.
How to Prevent Hiccups Among Infants
- Make sure that your baby is drinking his milk as slowly as possible.
- In order to avoid quick sucking on the feeding bottle, do not wait until your child gets extremely hungry. Feed him while he is still calm.
- Let your infant burp in between feedings.
- Before feeding your child, be sure that he is comfortable and not agitated in any way.