Burping varies from baby to baby. Many babies need to bring up the air they swallowed while feeding or crying. Not all babies need to burp.
Have a burp cloth or two handy at each feeding.
There are many different burping positions you can try. You will want to rub or gently pat your baby's back until you hear the burp. Be sure to support your baby's head and neck.
Position 1: Sit your baby upright on your lap.
Position 2: Put your baby against your shoulder.
Position 3: Lay your baby across your lap.
Burp your baby after the first breast. Try to burp for one minute. If your baby doesn't burp, she doesn't need to.
Sometimes milk flows so quickly that a baby has to gulp to keep up with the flow. This leads to swallowing air.
No. 1: Sit your baby upright on your lap
No. 2: Put your baby against your shoulder.
No. 3: Lay your baby across your lap.
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