Funny thing - Hiccups when she laughs?

Brittany - posted on 10/24/2010 ( 2 moms have responded )

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This doesn't concern me at all, it's just interesting. My daughter is an extremely happy and healthy 11 month old and she's always smiling and making funny faces. She doesn't laugh that much, usually she will just have a huge smile on her face and make an almost silent squeak noise or she will make kind of like a growl. It takes a lot to make her really laugh. When we play "tag", I crawl after her and tickle her and she she crawl's after me, she will laugh hysterically and sometimes I can get her to laugh if I blow on her belly and make silly faces at her and bounce her around or play peek-a-boo or pretend to "eat her up" (gently nibble on her fingers or toes).

The thing is, though, as soon as she starts to laugh, she immediately gets an awful case of the hiccups and they could go on for hours even through a meal but if I breastfeed her they go away immediately. I imagine that's why she tries not to laugh but it's strange! It happened to me in elementary school once in awhile when I was really nervous and I started laughing but definitely not EVERY time and I know my daughter's not nervous.

Does this happen to anyone else's kids?

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Brittany - posted on 10/24/2010

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It makes sense if she is really worked up and laughing a lot because her lungs would be spastic and she would be swallowing a lot of air but the funny thing with my daughter is that on the first "HA" in her laugh, it's interrupted by a hiccup! lol I feel bad for her!

Tamara - posted on 10/24/2010

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Yes, my son gets hiccups when we get him laughing enough, and my daughter used to too when she was a baby. Course we have to be careful because if thye laugh hard enough, hey also end up throwing up, even my 2 year old!

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