My 1 month old gets horrible hiccups that last for hours, how do i get rid of them?

Samantha - posted on 09/07/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )

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My son gets hiccups that last for a long time and to the point he cries when he has them...what can i do to get rid of them?

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Alita - posted on 09/07/2009

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i gave my daughter diluted apple juice and because she gulps it they went away. when they have a bottle they tend not to breath for the first few seconds they just swollow and that gets rid of the hiccups

Stacey - posted on 09/08/2009

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Hiccups aren't normally a problem yet most babies get them for longer than a few minutes. I know my 2 month old gets them all the time esp when she's drunk her milk too quickly, gripe water worked the first few times but isn't that effective anymore, I'd go and see your sons health care provider and ask for their advice. Sorry I ain't much help as I'm in the same boat!

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Kim - posted on 06/18/2010

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i have a 1 month old boy, who is really collicky, i've tried everything to soothe him and nothing works, seems like he wants the bottle all the time, what can i do to help the poor child?

Anush - posted on 09/08/2009

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Usually hiccups are okay, but only if they last for only short period of time like 2-3 minutes .... If they last for 1 hour long and they happen more then once ... you should definitely see a pediatrician ... ~*!*~

Jules - posted on 09/08/2009

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Give him just a bit more milk, just enough to have a drink, they stop strait away. or let him suck on your finger. Theyr too buisy consentrating on sucking they forget about the hickups.

Breia - posted on 09/07/2009

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When my son got the hiccups, I had him suck on his bottle and they where gone in seconds.

Loretta - posted on 09/07/2009

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I was always told give them a pacifier or something to knaw on. Or else just let it keep on...at least ya know he is growing.

Natalie - posted on 09/07/2009

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You know. My baby has gotten the hiccups almost daily since she was born. Seems like everyone else is concerned about it but her. I say ignore it. It's a natural for babies to get them. If the baby is really distressed about what is going on, it's probably not the hiccups causing the distress and I would look for other causes: gas, constipation, hungry, wants pacifier or to be held, etc... Pacifiers, holding/rocking, motion and massaging baby seems to cure almost anything.

Carol - posted on 09/07/2009

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To much sugar will make the baby hyper. Don't over do it yeah it might work but to much is not good for the baby...

Christianna - posted on 09/07/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

My 1 month old gets horrible hiccups that last for hours, how do i get rid of them?

My son gets hiccups that last for a long time and to the point he cries when he has them...what can i do to get rid of them?


You could always try gripe water. you can pick it up at any store. I myself had never needed to use it, so always check with your doctor before you start it. I hope it helps

Carol - posted on 09/07/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

My 1 month old gets horrible hiccups that last for hours, how do i get rid of them?

My son gets hiccups that last for a long time and to the point he cries when he has them...what can i do to get rid of them?


When my son used to get the hiccups I would put him over my lap and rub his back for a while. If that didn't work either try to burp him again or give him some water...If all else fails put him on a warm heating pad on his belly for a bit...Maybe he is drinking to fast try giving him a little stop, they try burping him then give him some more...

OLGA - posted on 09/07/2009

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This is pretty common in babies. I used to get crazy about it too and when I asked for advises they told me different answers which I tried, but honestly it just goes away by itself and as your baby grows that will stop.

Nancy - posted on 09/07/2009

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I had the same problem too... I just used gripe water though. I have a pacifier that holds medicine in it... so I just use that, works every time, just one tsp or 1 ml.

Iysha - posted on 09/07/2009

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Sucking helps. Try giving him a pacifier. Don't give our baby anything but formula or breast milk unless your child's doctor says it's ok. Sugar water and extra bottles of water are bad for your baby, lots of moms give that to their babies though. Since hiccups happen because of a change in baby's breathing pattern, a pacifier or bottle (of formula or breast milk), or your breast will do the trick. The sucking restores the breathing pattern.

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I do agree with the sugar water - my daughter ue to have (still has) hicups and if you blow in their faces it makes them have to catch their breath which helps get rid of hic ups - hic ups is caused by change in breathing if you get them to have to catch their breath should help or if they suck harder on the bottle of something sweet (sugar water).

Kaye - posted on 09/07/2009

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my son done that and he still does so what i learned is put some sugar in some warm water not much and let him have it it seems to work for my son so i hope you try it good luck.

Candice - posted on 09/07/2009

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old family trick...sugar on the tongue. i know...sounds ...i dunno...wrong...but it really works (a spoon of sugar works for adult hiccups too by the way :)

Dee Dee - posted on 09/07/2009

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I always put their passie in my tea glass and them suck the passie til their hiccups are gone, usually only takes a few minutes

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