Newborn hiccups (or, in medicine, singultus) should be looked upon as a fact of life. Everyone gets the hiccups at one time or another, even babies and newborns. In fact, newborn hiccups are commonplace events, and there are some good reasons for that. If a baby doesn’t have an occasional bout of the hiccups, it would be a very strange baby indeed. That said, there are newborns and babies that never seem to get the hiccups, but they make up a definite minority.
The following five questions are probably the five that a parent is most likely to ask, coupled with the answers that parent is most likely to get from their doctor or pediatrician. [Read more...]