Newborn Hiccups After Feeding

Newborns' hiccups after feeding is as frequent phenomenon as posseting, so there is nothing to be afraid of. We will try to allay the fears and figure out what this happens with the child and why he has the hiccups after feeding.

So why the newborn hiccups after feeding?
To understand the basic cause of the hiccups, you just have to look closely at the baby, specifically to the way he eats.
If it is a breastfeeding, pay attention: how you give him a breast, if he holds the nipple tight, and if the air doesn't go in along with the milk.
If it's an artificial alimentation, there is a possibility that your feeder has too large hole -actualy this is the main cause of the hiccups.
For better understanding of the process let's highlight three main causes of the hiccups:
  • extra air in the stomach
  • simple overaeting
  • hoove, not related with the food

However, even if you do everything right and carefully, still the newborn hiccups. Reasons for that might be not related with the feeding:
  • undercooling 
  • fuss 

Don't forget that newborns system of thermoregulation and heat transfer still imperfect, the child can overheat as quickly as freeze.
And regarding to the fuss you also should be careful as your baby can be excited by the bright light, loud or bing sound, something unfamiliar can also be frightening. And that results in muscle contraction of diaphragm.

To help your child to get rid of hiccups, take the child in your arms and and hold close to you with his tummy.
If the newborn hiccups, try keep him upright after feeding, your warmth and such position will help baby to get rid of hiccups within a minutes, as it helps baby to release extra air from the stomach.

Try to give the baby some water to drink, if he feels cold — warm him, if excited - try to calm down, give a breast, or simply distract and sing a song.
Be sure to figure out why newborn hiccups after feeding in order to eliminate the cause of hiccups in future.

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