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What causes babies the need to burp?

What causes babies the need to burp?

Swallowing air: All humans burp. Its a fact of life. We swallow air along with our food and when we swallow a lot, some of it may come back out in the form of a burp. You only notice in a baby because they arent good at it and so it stands out more dramatically than in older kids. ...Read more

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Dr. Walter Husar
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Belching (Definition)

Belching (big burps) is a symptom in which a person forces air noisily from his stomach out through his mouth. Belching can be due to too much air or gas in the stomach. Sometimes, people purposely swallow air and belch it back ...Read more


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What are the right techniques to burp babies?

What are the right techniques to burp babies?

Head up: Tummy gas needs a chance to come up and be vented. Gravity will hold the feed down and with the head upright, it is only a matter of time. Baby will swallow a bit of spit now & then , unfolding the stomach entrance & allowing air to vent if properly positioned. I like to hold baby up on my forearm facing out, cradeling his/her chest with my hand, head up. A pat on the back is not always needed. ...Read more

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I was wondering are babies suppose to burp after they eat food?

I was wondering are babies suppose to burp after they eat food?

GAS : Burping is one way of helping your baby to pass gas due to overfeeding, rapid milk intake or any colic codition. They become comfortable and also avoid vomiting after passing gas. ...Read more

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When do babies no longer need to be burped?

When do babies no longer need to be burped?

Burping: Burping is helpful and necessary for bottle feeding because of the extra swallowed air. Once your baby starts eating baby food you can back off on the burping efforts. ...Read more

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My 7week old infant has reflux and is on meds but is still having bad reflux. Besides keeping her upright and burped well. What can I do?

My 7week old infant has reflux and is on meds but is still having bad reflux. Besides keeping her upright and burped well. What can I do?

No pain & is happy?: If a young, refluxing baby is already on meds, getting burped, being held upright (with nothing pressing on the tummy), the question becomes: is there good growth and no pain? If the baby is happily growing despite spitting every feeding, it's ok to keep watching along with the pediatrician. Sometimes one can try switching to small, frequent bottle feedings to regulate the intake per feeding. ...Read more

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My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but i think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?

My sister's infant having breath problems after feeding. Not frequently but i think it has to do with burping and nasal cleansing?

Feeding: Nasal congestion is a possibility but another important cause is esophageal reflux. Infants with reflux may choke with feeds. ...Read more

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My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

My babies burp smell like rotten egg he is vomitting and has diarrhea but he has no fever and he is only 6 months old?

GASTROENTERITIS...: Give him sips of pedialyte for each diarrhea and vomiting. Continue, if breast feeding, if on formula, make it 2/3rd diluted, extra fluid, rice cereal, some yogurt, don't force solid food. Make sure he pees at least 4-6 times/day. If any worsening, check with his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My infant is 1week 3daya old not having reg. Bowl movements and isn't burping after feeding i've given him gripe water&still no help what meds to giv?

My infant is 1week 3daya old not having reg. Bowl movements and isn't burping after feeding  i've given him gripe water&still no help what meds to giv?

Define & use natural: If breast fed, stooling less often& skipping days i would leave it alone if still soft. Bf infants can stool a little every feed or a crib full once a week.Bottle fed kids are expected to go daily. I've had success with undiluted prune or apple juice, 1oz once or twice daily.Water may also help ...Read more

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We have a month old infant who is gassy. We do our best to aggresively make him burp but within an hour after feed, he gets up crying from gas pain. Are there any other remedies?

We have a month old infant who is gassy. We do our best to aggresively make him burp but within an hour after feed, he gets up crying from gas pain. Are there any other remedies?

Some possibilities: Babies swallow air- when they eat, suck or cry. During feedings, try to burp him in between every ounce, or between nursing on each side. Hold him upright (on your shoulder) for 15-20 minutes after feedings to help allow the air to rise up and escape, and not get trapped under the milk. Try a lactose free formula. Try simethicone (gas drops for infants). Check with your doctor if this continues. ...Read more

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Should I be burping my baby?

Should I be burping my baby?

Yes: Yes. Babies need help burping. For newborn, try burping every one to row ounces and after feeds as well. Babies with lots of spitting up or reflux may need even more help. ...Read more

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Any ideas on how I can burp my hard to burp baby?

Any ideas on how I can burp my hard to burp baby?

Position: The best position to burp a baby is lying on his/her stomach across your lap with the body angled about 30ยบ head up. This puts the air bubble on top due to the kidney shape of the stomach with the esophagus entering in the middle. That said, not all babies swallow air when they feed, so they don't all need to burp. This is especially true in breast fed babies. ...Read more

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Besides burping, what can I do to feed my restless baby?

Besides burping, what can I do to feed my restless baby?

Natural Soothing: Chamomile is soothing, calming. Make an herbal tea with chamomile: steep 1 teaspoon chamomile in 1 cup hot water for 10 minutes; strain, cool; 1 ounce every few hrs for soothing effect. Also consider aromatherapy: calming, soothing essential oils are lavender, chamomile, and lemon balm. 2-3 drops in a steam vaporizer water for soothing effect. Caution: keep infants and toddlers away from steamer! ...Read more

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Is it true that I don't need to burp my baby if I am nursing?

Is it true that I don't need to burp my baby if I am nursing?

No: Although many babies burp on their own when nursing, it's still a good idea to burp your baby. You can burp in between breasts or at the end of a feeding. ...Read more

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When will a baby be able to burp on their own without mommy's help?

When will a baby be able to burp on their own without mommy's help?

Burping your baby: By around 2 or 3 months-old, babies no longer need to be regularly burped. At this age, babies start spending more time upright and awake, in infant seats and strollers, so they're able to get most of the burps up on their own. ...Read more

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How many months does it typically take when u don't need to burp your baby anymore?

How many months does it typically take when u don't need to burp your baby anymore?

No specific: no specific time. Usually when the baby starts eating solid food around 6 months, the need for burping goes down ...Read more

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How do I burp a baby?

How do I burp a baby?

Find what works : There are many ways. From putting the baby in your shoulder to sitting him on your lap and pat his back. Mid feed or post feed, the important thing is finding what works for you and your baby. Breastfed infants tend to burp less than bottle fed babies. If your baby has not belched after five minutes of trying you may want to let the baby sit at a 45 degree angle for several minutes. ...Read more

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How do I burp my baby?

Shoulder: Hold with both arms, put baby's head to the side of your neck, facing behing you, and tap baby's back gently. ...Read more

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How to make a baby burp?

How to make a baby burp?

Very Simple: Put your baby upright on your chest and shoulder after each feeding. Hold the baby with your one hand and with other hand pat on her back. A small amount of air will come out from her mouth, that is burping, i hope this will help. ...Read more