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    Burping Your Baby

    Burping Your Baby

    Burping Your Baby

    Updated on 21 February 2024

    How to burp your baby and when to do it can be a bit of a mystery for new parents. But never fear! Figuring out the right way to burp your baby can take some time and a lot of hit-and-trial efforts. What may work for one baby may not always work for the other. So, to help all the new parents out there, this blog covers everything new parents need to know about burping newborns, including how to do it and when to do it.

    Keep reading ahead to learn more!

    How To Burp Your Baby?

    There are a few different ways of burping a newborn. You can hold your newborn upright on your shoulder or place them in your lap with their head resting on your forearm. Make sure to support your newborn's head and back whichever position you choose. Gently pat or rub your baby's back until you hear a burp. You may have to do this for a few minutes, so be patient!

    There are some different ways to burp a newborn baby, and when to do so depends on your baby's individual needs. Here are a few tips:

    • Burp your newborn baby after every feeding. This will help to release any air bubbles that may have become trapped during the feeding.

    • If your newborn is fussy or seems uncomfortable, try burping them more frequently.

    • Be sure to support your baby's head and back when burping them.

    • When your baby burps, be sure to clean up any spit-up that may have occurred using gentle baby wipes.

    If you're still having trouble with your newborn burping, try changing positions or giving them a break from feeding for a little while. Sometimes, it takes patience and trial and error to get the hang of it.

    When Should I Burp My Baby?

    It is generally recommended that you burp your baby after every feeding. This will help to prevent them from spitting up or becoming fussy. Furthermore, burping newborns after feeding them also helps prevent gas and indigestion, which is one of the leading causes of a baby’s discomfort. However, you may need to burp them more often if they are particularly gassy. Having said that, parents should pay attention to their baby's cues and burp them as needed. Make sure not to overdo it because then constant patting can disturb the baby.

    What's The Best Position To Burp My Baby?

    There's no one answer to the question of what's the best position to burp your newborn. Some parents find that their baby burps more easily when held upright, while others find that lying down on their lap or shoulder works better.

    There are many different ways to get your newborn to burp in different burping positions. However, the best position for burping is usually upright. If your newborn baby is having trouble burping, you may need to try a different position. There are quite a few things you can do to help your baby burp:

    • Hold your baby upright, with its head higher than its stomach.

    • Gently rub or pat your baby's back.

    • Give your baby a few sips of water or milk.

    And finally, there are many different opinions on the best position to burp your baby, but the most important thing is to find a position that works for you and your baby. Try different burping positions and figure out what works best for your baby.

    What If My Baby Won't Burp?

    If the baby is having trouble burping, parents can try several different things. First, make sure that you're burping your baby often enough. Sometimes a baby will need to be burped more frequently, like after each feeding.

    Second, try different positions. As mentioned, some babies burp more easily when they're held upright, while others may do better lying down.

    Finally, if your baby still isn't burping, don't worry too much. Some newborns just don't need to burp as much as others. As long as the newborn is happy and gaining weight, there's no need to worry. Finally, if you have any questions about burping newborns, talk to your pediatrician or healthcare provider to get the right answers.

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    Written by

    Anupama Chadha

    Anupama Chadha, born and raised in Delhi is a content writer who has written extensively for industries such as HR, Healthcare, Finance, Retail and Tech.

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