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Hiccups

Hiccups are nothing more than a contraction of a baby’s diaphragm as a result of immaturity. During the first months of Lucy’s life, hiccups come and go, no matter which folk remedy you practice: sips of water, the football hold, or trying to make her laugh to restore regular breathing. By definition, the last trick you try is the one that works; when the hiccups disappear, you attribute the relief to the final strategy you attempted. In truth, the relief matters more for you than for Lucy, who is unfazed by her hiccups.