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Burping a Baby – When and How to Burp Babies?

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Burping a Baby How to Burp Babies Benefits of Burping a Baby When to burp a baby What is burping Precautions while burping a baby

As a new mother, we always encounter this situation of burping a baby. Many questions arise as to when to burp a baby, how to burp a baby, and ways of burping a baby. This article provides detailed information on burping babies.

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How to Burp a baby?

Burping a Baby How to Burp Babies Benefits of Burping a Baby When to burp a baby What is burping Precautions while burping a baby

Babies tend to swallow air bubbles while drinking breast milk or during formula feed. These air bubbles get trapped in the baby’s digestive tract making them uncomfortable and gassy. Burping is the process of releasing the gas from the digestive tract through their mouth.

In one of our articles, we spoke about spit-ups. The best cure is to burp a baby.

Babies need help to get the air trapped in the stomach out. When a burping newborn gets bouts of burps, you need to understand why it is important:

  1. Colic: Many babies suffer from colic (stomach ache) due to excessive air getting trapped in the stomach. A baby who is suffering from colic could break into bouts of crying and become extremely cranky. To reduce the effects of colic, it is important that you help your baby burp properly post a feed. 
  2. Lack of sleep: Sometimes, mothers complain that their babies do not sleep well during the night or keep waking up. If you feel that your baby feels better when you make him or her sit, then chances are that the air trapped inside their stomach is causing discomfort.

When to burp a baby?

Burping a Baby How to Burp Babies Benefits of Burping a Baby When to burp a baby What is burping Precautions while burping a baby

After each feeds

  • If breastfeeding after each side of the feeding
  • After each 60 to 90 ml

When You Should Stop Burping Your Baby?

There is no definitive age to stop burping your baby, but as your little bundle gets older and his digestive system becomes more mature, burping will become less of a necessity, which can be around 4-6 months.

On the other hand, if your baby is gassy, but is growing and feeding well, you likely don’t need to worry. When babies learn to sit upright and start moving, by then they will be able to burp on their own. Some babies don’t swallow much air, and so they simply aren’t frequent burpers. Others pass gas enough that they don’t need to burp with the same frequency as a typical infant. If your little one isn’t a big burper, doesn’t seem to be unusually bothered by gas pains, and is gaining weight at the right pace for her age, it’s nothing to be concerned about.

Let’s see 3 ways to see how to burp the baby

  1. Over shoulder
  2. Sitting on lap
  3. Facedown on lap
  4. Walking

Burping a Baby – When and How to Burp Babies?

Burping a Baby How to Burp Babies Benefits of Burping a Baby When to burp a baby What is burping Precautions while burping a baby

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