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My baby has frequent hiccups after eating, and they upset him a lot. What can I do to stop them?

It is common during the first few months of life for a baby to have hiccups, particularly after meals, but they should not cause concern.

When they occur, the child may have a bubble of gas in the stomach that needs to come up. Picking him up and burping him or gibing him some warm water will usually help. If it does not, do not worry. Hiccups usually bother the parents more than the baby. Seldom does a baby appear to be in distress or cry with them. They may be noted occasionally while the child is sleeping, and he should not be awakened in an attempt to get them to stop.



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