baby hiccups - page 2

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I posted this on the pedi forum,,but it's not very active right now. For all the nurses and the moms out there, what are some tricks of the trade to help relieve baby hiccups? Not to sound insane, but this is a first baby **cute... Read More


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    Hmmm....I thought giving a breast-feeding baby water was a no-no? Not too sure on this...I bottle fed due to preemie latching problems but my good friend was a breast feeder and was told NO water for her baby. Perhaps that was just to keep her supply up...somone else here I'm sure would know better.

    Anyway, to get to your question...my DD used to get them all the time...in utero and out. The NICU nurses told me to just feed her and they'd go away...and they did. It worked every time so there must be something to the suck/swallow theory. My daughter is now 9 months old and grew out her hiccup spells. She now only gets them on occasion but used to get them once a day at least! Good Luck and congratulations!!!!
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    Quote from Alibaba
    I posted this on the pedi forum,,but it's not very active right now. For all the nurses and the moms out there, what are some tricks of the trade to help relieve baby hiccups? Not to sound insane, but this is a first baby **cute cute**, I work LTC and had very brief encounters with babies in school so it just freaks me out when he starts hiccuping and it just seems like his ribs are being overworked. (I know we are not physicians,, so am not asking for medical adivise, just tricks from the moms out there and the nurses who have pointers) Thanks!!!
    My Grandma said that she would give sugar water to my mom and that would cure it. She did that with me and I also would give Matt the same also when he would get them.
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    http://www.babys-bliss.com/

    Here is the info on the gripe water I used. You use a very small amount, 1 or teaspoons I think. As always, check with your Pedi first. It is considered an herbal remedy. We started using it because he had terrible gas that would make him scream. Stopping hiccups was a side effect that I noticed and took advantage of. We had to go to a health food store to buy it.

    Good luck
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    My 8 week old had them in utero and still has them atleast a few times a day. She has GERD. Her dr. said it they may be from the GERD. She does not seem distressed by them. I think they bother me more than they bother her.
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    Quote from Dan's Sunshine
    My baby had hiccups everyday in utero and all the time after he was born. I used gripe water. Works every time.
    Hey - I thought I was the only one like this. My daughter had hiccups every night around 7pm in utero about the last 3-4 weeks. Sure enough, she was born and continued right on hiccuping around 7pm every night for a couple months. Didn't seem to bother her at all - so I didn't let it bother me. (P.S. She's 12 now and still seems to get hiccups more frequently than anyone else I know - although not at same time daily anymore).


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