Causes of hiccups have the newborn may be different. If the baby is thirsty or it is frozen, you may experience hiccups. The air that is trapped in the stomach while feeding, can also cause hiccuping. If the child ate too much, the walls of the stomach are stretched, it leads to contraction of the diaphragm and may also cause hiccups.
In some cases, hiccups have the newborn may occur when the emotional shake-up – it can be a sharp sound or bright light. The kid is frightened, and the muscles of his diaphragm start to shrink, causing hiccups.
Bouts of hiccups on the average last about ten minutes, but sometimes hiccuping is delayed for a longer time. Then the baby is unable to breathe normally, and his body is deficient of oxygen.
Long lasting, frequently recurring hiccups sometimes indicates problems in the child's body. This can be pneumonia, diseases of the stomach, liver, intestine, spinal cord injury, chest, infectious disease, worms. Why? if the hiccups of the baby occurs very often for two weeks you need to see a doctor.
How to help a baby with hiccups?Try to wear it "column," – vertically hugging her. Heat and change of position in most cases help relieve hiccups. If this doesn't help, give the baby to drink some water, and re-attach to itself. You can drop the kid under the tongue a few drops of lemon juice or infusion of chamomile.
Load of crap we have to eliminate the factor, her provocative. For example, if the baby cold, keep him warm, if he was thirsty – drink, if he was afraid – calm, distract, tenderly talking with him.
You can't overfeed the baby, not to provoke hiccups. For children on artificial feeding, it is important to choose the right pacifier. If you noticed a hiccup at the newborn occurs after the noise, loud music and other external stimuli, create for kid calm and refrain from the guests in your house.