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How many times per day is it necessary to burp my baby?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 28 years experience
0: "necessary" is too strong a word-- it's never "necessary." babies will do fine without burping, though it's traditional to do it. It's a nice way to put a pause in a quick meal, and might help a fussy baby feel better. But it is not something that parents should think of as crucial or necessary.
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Baby burps: If your baby is a "gulper" when she eats or if she has had a spell where she cried alot, she has swallowed more air and needs more frequent burping. There is not an exact right number of times, but remember, air that doesn't come up as a burp comes out the other end as - well, you know what!
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A 44-year-old member asked:

How many times per day should I feel my baby move?

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Dr. Eugene Louie-Ng
Obstetrics and Gynecology 27 years experience
This varies: A quick and simple fetal kick count method is to focus on counting for up to 2 hours and tallying 10 movements in that period. '10 movements in 2 hours'. Babies move throughout the day, with movement peaking at night. The quality of that movement changes as the baby grows and periods of rest also change.
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A 30-year-old member asked:

How many times per day should I feel my baby kick?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
5 kicks per hour: After 28 weeks or so most patients report 5 movements per hour when they are doing "kick counts." to do kick counts correctly you should be lying down in a quiet place without distractions like the tv. This way you can focus on feeling the movements.
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