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Hiccups

Updated: Feb 3, 2022


For New borns/infants:


➡️ Baby hiccups are very common, and they aren’t normally a problem.


➡️ Hiccups are most likely caused by irritation to the diaphragm, the muscle which lies at the base of the lungs. That’s when the muscle begins to undergo a cramp or a spasm.


➡️ Mostly it is said that when babies overfeed or gulp air while feeding, it causes the stomach to expand and rub against the diaphragm generating those hiccups.


➡️ For new borns, changing feeding positions, burping them more frequently, giving gripe water works very well.






For Toddlers:


➡️ The underlying reason is the same. However, a home remedy to get rid of the hiccup in the toddler that works wonders is:



➡️ Take a tea spoon of sugar and let the toddler chew it. Make him drink water after that. The hiccup vanishes.


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