Hiccups are ways the body responds to a forceful contraction in the diaphragm-the muscle that aids our breathing. Several things can be responsible for hiccups in babies.
Overfeeding can be a major factor that causes hiccups in babies. A stomach that gets easily filled can make your baby more prone to regular hiccups. This is because overfeeding causes stomach spasms, which has the ability to cause hiccups.
2. Mum's Diet
The type of food you eat as a nursing mum can also give your baby frequent hiccups. Consuming foods like peanuts, eggs, wheat, caffeine, citrus fruits, chocolate, as well as products made from soy can make your baby to have hiccups.
3. Temperature Drops
A sudden decrease in the temperature of your baby's body can also cause hiccups. Babies are vulnerable to lots of temperature and environmental changes because their bodies are unable to regulate and maintain temperatures.
4. Swallowing of Air
Most of my kids inhale plenty of air while feeding. This is a common factor that triggers hiccup. The quantity of air that goes into your baby's mouth while you feed him or her depends on the position you choose while feeding and the frequency of burping from time to time while the feeding lasts.
5. Undeveloped Diaphragm
Most times, chronic hiccups is babies are caused by undeveloped diaphragm. When the diaphragm contracts suddenly, violent hiccups may arise. As your baby gets older, his or her diaphragm and all other muscles in the abdomen get stronger. This reduces both the frequency and severity of the hiccups.
6. Acid Reflux
Gastrointestinal Reflux Disease occurs in most babies and can often cause hiccups.
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