Hiccups are caused by overeating or consumption of air. Give your child the upright position. Wear it in this position until, until he will vomit the excess food, or the amount of milk that had accumulated on top of the layer accidentally swallowed air. Some babies rarely spit up (almost never), so, holding the baby upright for about 15 minutes and not having the result, just give him something to drink.
Try to tickle the baby gently and unobtrusively. This will lead to relaxation of the diaphragm (stress which is a hiccup) and, at the same time, distract the baby.
Attach baby to the breast. First, he may be distracted from hiccups, focusing on the sucking movements, and secondly, the milk drowns out the hiccups.
Place the infant under the tongue a few drops of lemon juice or a strong infusion of chamomile.
Put the baby on tummy, but, in the meantime, do not stop gently stroking his back. In this position it will be much easier to burp. In addition, it can unwind and relax, thanks to the unobtrusive massage.
Hiccups are caused by thirst. Position the baby upright and drink cool water. Can use a bottle or drink from the spoon in small SIPS (the latter option is more efficient and therefore preferable).
Let hiccuping baby to drink some sweetened water. Let swallows small portions. It is best to drink from a syringe or from a teaspoon. Of course, water should be in a vertical position, otherwise the baby may choke.
Hiccups are caused by hypothermia. If a baby is cold - wrap up warm it, wear a cap, socks, warm up close to me.
Hiccups are caused by emotional excitement. Get out of sight of the child, stimulating items. Dim the lights, turn off the TV, do quiet music and a quiet, calm voice talk to the baby or sing him something soothing.
Bouts of hiccups in a newborn can last from 10 to 15 minutes. More prolonged hiccups may signal serious violations. In such situations, you should definitely contact the pediatrician.