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Is hiccups immediately after feeding normal in a newborn?

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Dr. Priyanka G Raj

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Posted on Mon, 29 Aug 2016 in General Health
Question: I have an infant of 6 days old. From yesterday the baby is giving hiccups immediately after feeding. Is this normal?
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Answered by Dr. Priyanka G Raj 14 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes it is normal

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for the query

Most babies hiccup from time to time,but if hiccups occur during a feeding, change his position, try to get him to burp, or help him relax.
Wait until the hiccups are gone to resume feeding.
If they don’t disappear on their own in five to ten minutes, try to resume feeding for a few minutes. Doing this usually stops them.
If your baby gets hiccups often, try to feed him when he’s calm and before he’s extremely hungry.
This will usually reduce the likelihood of hiccups occurring during the feeding.
Do not bother much regarding hiccups in babies.It is absolutely normal and common in babies.It is a common reflex which occurs during their growth.
If you have any doubt you are welcome, otherwise kindly close the thread and rate it.
Take care
Regards
Dr Priyanka G Raj
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