Newborn hiccups after feeding
Hiccups are almost all newborns, someone more often, someone less. Most often, no prolonged hiccups within 10-15 minutes pass by itself and do not cause concern to the child. Sometimes babies hiccup and half an hour, and this is also considered normal. If the hiccups of a newborn really bother you, then contact your pediatrician and neuropathologist. Yes, it can be a sign of some disease, for example, damage to the brain or spinal cord, damage or squeezing of the diaphragmatic nerve, hiccups can also be a sign of diabetes and infection with parasites. But such abnormalities are extremely rare in newborns and, as a rule, the symptom of “stubbornly occurring” hiccups is one of the other symptoms. It is clear that in this case no one will cure hiccups, there will be a cure for the disease that causes it.
The reason for the emergence of physiological hiccups in newborns, some doctors believe poorly established connection between the brain and the diaphragm. There is also an opinion that hiccups can occur from overeating, when a full stomach presses on the diaphragm, causing its convulsive contraction. Also the cause of hiccups of children after feeding may be swallowing air. This can cause not only hiccups, but also regurgitation after feeding, and then abdominal distention.
What if the newborn hiccups after feeding? Here are some ways to solve this problem for parents:
one. If the baby hiccups from overeating, then of course, try not to overfeed him. Signs of overfeeding a child can be too abundant regurgitation (especially when feeding with a mixture), in infants overfeeding can be determined by the presence of undigested curdled milk residues in feces. You can try to feed more often, but in smaller portions. In order not to overfill the baby’s ventricle.
2 If a baby swallows air while feeding, then after eating, stand it upright with a column, pressing your belly to. This will help to remove air bubbles. Scarce belch and stop hiccup. If the child is an artificial artist, then maybe you should change the bottle or pacifier on it. Now there are many options for special antikolikovyh bottles that prevent the ingress of air when feeding a child. If the baby swallows air when breastfeeding, adjust the feeding position, it may be worth feeding, holding the baby at an angle, or pressing it closer to your chest. Also, make sure that he correctly captures the breast (not only the nipple, but also the areola — the circle of the nose).
3 It so happens that the crumb chokes on copiously flowing milk from her mother’s breast or bottle, and therefore begins to hiccup.. Change the pacifier in the bottle to the one in which there is one small hole through which the milk will flow slowly and the baby will need to make an effort to suck it out. If the crumb chokes with milk from her mother’s breast, then feed intermittently so that he has time to swallow a portion before you get a new one.
four. An old proven way to stop hiccups in an infant is to give it water. (if it does not drink from the bottle, then give it out of a spoon), or even briefly apply it to the breast, which the crumb took a couple of sips. If this does not help, then you can saddle the child, falling asleep, he will stop hiccupping.
As you can see, hiccups are normal for a newborn baby; the older he gets, the less he will experience hiccups.. If the above methods do not help you, then just wait until the hiccups pass by themselves, believe me, it does not cause such anxiety in a child as in mom and grandmothers. Just do not listen to “experienced advisers” and frighten the baby, except for the shaken nervous system, you will not achieve anything with it. Better try to “talk” hiccups, it will at least distract you from bad thoughts, for example: “Hiccup, hiccup, go to Fedot, from Fedot to Jacob, from Jacob to everyone”.