How to burp your baby?
A very important part of feeding your baby is burping!
Knowing the best ways to burp a baby is a great mama skill to have, as burping helps your baby to get rid of all the air, which he swallows and gets trapped in his stomach during feeding.
If your baby has too much air, he might throw up a little, can feel uncomfortable with the gas and cry a lot...
So now let’s talk about how to burp your baby:
When burping your baby, gently pat your baby’s back repeatedly. Gently cup your hand, rather than using flat palm. That will be more delicate on your baby’s back.
Use a towel, burping cloth or bib to avoid wet to avoid messy, wet burps on your clothes.
Try to different positions for burping that are comfortable for your baby and you:
1. Sit up right and hold your baby against your chest. Your baby’s chin should rest on your shoulder and support your baby with your other hand. With your other hand you can start patting your baby’s back.
2. Hold you baby sitting up, in your lap or across your knee. Support your baby’s chest and head with one hand by cradling your baby’s chin in the palm of your hand. Rest the heel of your hand on your baby’s chest. Be careful to grip your baby’s chin, not throat.
Use your other hand to pat your baby’s back.
3. Lay your baby on your lap on his/her belly. Support your baby’s head and make sure it’s higher than his or her chest. Gently pat your baby’s back.
If your baby starts being a bit fussy during feeding, try to burp your baby and then continue with feeding. Try burping your baby every 60-90 milliliters, if you bottle-feeding and each time you switch breast, if you breast feeding.
If your baby is more fussy during feeding, tends to be gassy or can have a lot of wet burps, try to burp your baby after every 30ml or every five minutes, if you breast feeding.