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Hiccups are generally common in babies especially under one year. They even hiccups in womb, sometimes hiccups can occur even within six week of conception which a pregnant woman can feel. Hiccup is an activity that is caused by contraction of diaphragm due to by irritation or muscle stimulation. Babies hiccup even due to feeding fluctuation, temperature increase or decrease. Hiccup may last for minute or it may continue up to an hour. Most funny thing is in some cases babies’ gets surprise and behaves strangely due to sudden jerk. In most cases hiccups can be noticed just after feed or if you excite a child.

If your child continues to hiccup and if your child is above one year then you must consult a good doctor. There are some indigenous methods to control hiccups in babies that are you can give little sugar water or let them suck on something. If the baby hiccups during feeding then stop feeding for sometime and start again later. You must try to get your baby for burp, so that she/he can relax. Try to change her/his position, try to make her/him calm before you feed her/him so that there’s no hiccup during feeding and it goes uninterrupted.


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