Tuesday, October 13, 2009

baby Hiccups

My Justine gets hiccup not that often but seems like she knows how to handle her hiccups. Different with jake before that it took a while before the hiccup would go away. With Justine even if she is drifted to sleep and had an hiccup, it didn't bother her. I learned from jake Pediatrician, to get rid of hiccups just let the baby suck his finger or nurse her/him again and the hiccupwill go away.

Is it normal that baby gets hiccups all the time?


Expert Answers

Yes. Hiccups are particularly common in babies under a year old. Babies even hiccup in the womb, which can alarm pregnant moms but is also totally normal. Some mothers wonder how babies can hiccup in utero — after all, they're not really breathing yet. But hiccups have nothing to do with breath: They're sudden contractions of the diaphragm caused by irritation or stimulation of that muscle.

According to Lynnette Mazur, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Texas Health Science Center and the Shriner's Hospital, both in Houston, infant hiccups are usually caused by feeding (breast milk, formula, or other foods) or a drop in temperature that causes a baby to get cold.

"It's a nuisance to parents, but not so much to the baby," says Mazur. "Unless the hiccups interfere with daily activities like sleeping or eating, there's no need to see a healthcare provider."

Babies with gastroesophageal reflux disease may hiccup more frequently, according to Mazur. If your baby hiccups often, mention it to her doctor, particularly if she spits up a lot or coughs and seems very cranky.

In addition, if your child's hiccups are uncontrollable, happen very frequently, or occur often after age 1, talk to your doctor. Unusual hiccups can — in very rare cases — be a sign of a more serious underlying medical condition.

As for how to stop hiccups, there are a lot of theories, but Mazur pooh-poohs them all. "There's really not much you can do, and they'll go away soon," she says. Some say to give babies sugar water or let them suck on something, which Mazur says "won't really hurt and might help, but I wouldn't bet on it."

Don't try to cure hiccups by startling your baby, pressing on her eyeballs, pushing on her fontanel, or pulling her tongue, which are common folk remedies in some cultures. There's no proof that any of these methods work, and you could hurt your baby in the process.


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11 comments:

Dhemz said...

sis sa mga katigulangan pa tsang...kung mag hiccups gani kay naa pa daw chances nga motubo...hehehe....akong huna huna bitaw ron pag naa ko hiccups kay d nman tawon ko mutobo....wala na pag-asa....ehehhehe!

si Akesha kay ganahan sya mag hiccups...hahahha....kay usahay iyang tuyuon tapos mga agik-ik dayon sya....hahahha!

kumusta naman ka diha tsang?

karon lang ko nag agi dire..ngadlawon ko kay busy ko ugma....

oo nag adto tuod me sa pumpkin patch atong sunday...nag palit me ug pumpkins....3 ka dagko amo gpalit..tapos mga gagmay dayon for table decors....

pero next next weekend pa ata me mag carving kay naa duty si hubby sa AF this weekend....tanggong napod me ani sa balay...waaaaaaaaaaa...hheehe!

sige tsang...padayon sako ani ug wara-wara bisan kadlawon na...agoy...gakahulog na akong pilok...ehheehe!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Nakakalito talaga pag may hiccup ang baby mo. Maraming mga fish wives cures sa Pinas pero siyempre mas scientific yung binanggit mo dito sa post mo. Thanks for the post. God bless you always.

Seiko said...

I agree on your scientific research Sheila ganyan din ang explanation sa akin ng pedia ng mga babies ko eh.

chubskulit said...

Oo bakla, ganyan ako sa mga anak ko nung maliliit pa sila pag may hiccup pinapadede ko lang mabilis mawala.. Kahit nga sis in law ko na nurse bilib eh hehehe.. Kaya mama ko yan natutunan hehehe..

Evan's Mom said...

I too usually just nurse the baby when he hiccups for quite awhile, but mostly it just gone without doing anything. Good to hear Jake's pedia recommended it too.

Crystal @ The Thrifty Mama said...

I thought hiccups happened due to some kind of mineral deficiency, like iron or magnesium. Don't remember where I heard that though.

Lulu said...

Andrea hiccups a lot before... she has reflux problems... she throws up a lot too... pero master na ko wahehehehe mao wala ko mataranta

iTravel said...

oi mag hiccup pod diay sa womb ang baby? nya mangutot pod sila Tsang sa womb? wonder unsa kaha amoy noh? nyahaha

Oi wa pa ko kapa ibot sa ko ngipon kay gahubag pa, gitagaan ra ko tambal for 3 days nya kay nag mens man ko ron, wa nako mainom ang tambal kay di man ko moinom ana kung naa koy mens, so hulat na lang ko ani kung wala na ako mens ug wala na sad hubag ako ngipon.

dili na man ko mag pa jacket Tsang, kay jacket na man ning 2 ka teeth pero sige naman sakit sa ilalom, nya iya katapad kay lig-on man pero ang kasunod kay nahingo kay gipaak nako ug bayabas nga hilaw hilaw pa nga kinawat nako sa silingan, nahingo noon...so 4 jud ka ngipon ako ipaibot kay naa man sa tunga ang lig-on unta hahaha.

ingon ako anak nga panganay, naka lusot na sad daw ang talawan sa dentist nyahaha.

oi naa diay ni award kani nga blog ha? naa sa iTravel.

Clarissa said...

Good to hear na ganyan ang explanation ng ped sa yo--ganyan din ang sinabi sa aking ng pedia ng mga anak ko.Alam mo naman sa atin,maraming sabi-sabi lol!!^_^

anne said...

girl paimna lang tubig pero uban butangan ug tanod sa forehead ehhehe

Dhemz said...

murag busy galing kaau ang tagbalay dire da....hehehehe....kapoy ning wala opps kay d ta ma inspire ug post....lol!

agi pod ko dire nyora...tata!

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