Why baby hiccups?
Hiccup, both adults and children, but if the baby is constantly observed phenomenon, it is necessary to determine the cause of hiccups and prevent repeated manifestations. It is important to understand why a child hiccups, because sometimes it can be a sign of a pathological condition of the body.
Hiccups - is a reflex of the body, resulting from the contraction of the diaphragm muscle. As a result, there are unpleasant intense breathing movements. The diaphragm is reduced due to the deformation of the vagus nerve. If he is irritated and compressed, there is a ripple, which causes hiccups. Parents are starting to worry if the baby appears hiccups, but before taking any action, you need to find out why the baby hiccups.Why grudnichki hiccup?
Hiccups in newborns occurs in a few cases:Scared and nervous excitement. Impressionable children are exposed to stress and strong emotions, often hiccup. They need to be calm, to enthrall new occupations. If seizures recur frequently, it is better to seek help from a neurologist. Hypothermia. In this case, the hiccups will take place only when the parents of the child will warm and watered with warm milk, water or tea. Binge eating. Babies breastfeeding sometimes swallow air, which also provokes bouts of hiccups. To save the child from this phenomenon, it is necessary to raise the vertically and wait a bit, so that the air went out. Long breaks between meals or lack of drinking water. Little need to feed and water the warm milk.
A short time after removing the cause of the hiccup disappears. And in order to prevent repeated attacks, you need to dress the baby warmer, follow the portions of food, establish a feeding schedule and keep track of his psychological state.Causes Hiccups in children older than 1 year
In children, hiccups can be episodic and pathological.
Episodic hiccup occurs in all children, it is not due to serious health problems and quickly.
If the parents can not determine the reason why the child hiccups, and this condition is observed within a few hours, you should consult a doctor. In this case it may be a sign of infection or inflammation in the body, disorders of the nervous system, or stomach. Pediatrician should be reported, how often attacks occur and how much they last, how the child feels and whether there are other signs of illness. Initially, the expert shall appoint examination for the presence of a child of worms, often these parasites cause prolonged hiccups.
To help your child overcome the hiccups, it is necessary to eliminate the cause: to check if the baby overeaten, frozen, afraid of something or long laughed. Then you need to calm the child and give him a warm water. If hiccups occur more often 5 times in 2 weeks and lasts more than 30 minutes, you should not delay the visit to the doctor.