How can I help my newborn get rid of the hiccups?

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Jess - posted on 01/07/2010

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My daughter had them all the time. While she was in special care the nurse told me its completly normal and sucking is the best way to get rid of them. It has some funny way of correcting the upset in their little belly's. The hospital told me to use a dummy/pacifier instead of feeding particularly if you are breastfeeding, which can be a little tricky if your out getting the groceries for example.



Hiccups never seem to hurt my daughter and 5 months on she still gets them on a daily basis. Fondly known as Mr hiccup coming to visit !

Heather - posted on 01/07/2010

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The Little Tummies Gripe Water is awesome. My daughter would get them ALL the time (and still does at 4 months), but they usually go away within moments of giving her the gripe water. She was also coliky and this stuff helped so much when nothing else we tried would work.

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MomOf1 - posted on 09/29/2011

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i have heard put sugar water cause thats what the gripe water is made of bt i dont know how true that is cause im pregnant with my first child and he keeps the hiccups

Sheree - posted on 01/07/2010

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Hiccups for a new born are actually good for them, its a natural thing that helps to strengthen their diaphragm . and unlike adults they dont hurt babies :)

Jennifer - posted on 01/07/2010

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I always fed my baby a lil more formula...if your baby is a newborn try feeding him a couple more ounces of formula or breastmilk, depending on what you are using

Michelle - posted on 01/07/2010

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Riley had them ALL THE TIME when he was a newborn and while he was still in utero. I agree with Candice on just offering more milk to help ease it. It's just a normal reaction and doesnt hurt them at all....

Candice - posted on 01/07/2010

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You can try giving your baby some more formula or put him/her back on your breast. I found that the hiccups helped my daughter. They would control the bad gas attacks that she would sometimes get. If they are really bad Gripe water can also help.

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