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Dr. Melissa Gowans
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When do babies no longer need to be burped?

Dr. Melissa Gowans
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Michael Gabor
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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


Dr. Marcus Degraw
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What causes babies the need to burp?

Dr. Marcus Degraw
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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. James Ferguson
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What are the right techniques to burp babies?

Dr. James Ferguson
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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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Dr. Nela Cordero
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I was wondering are babies suppose to burp after they eat food?

Dr. Nela Cordero
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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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At what age you stop burping babies?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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At what age you stop burping babies?

Burping: You can stop burping a baby at 6-7 months of age. ...Read more

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Dr. Shah Chowdhury
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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?

Dr. Shah Chowdhury
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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?

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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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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?

Dr. Robert Kwok
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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?

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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Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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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?

Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
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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?

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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Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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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?

Dr. CHERYL COLDWATER
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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?

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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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?

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Bowel movements: If youare breast feeding be aware that an infant may have a stool with each feeding. Go once a day or may do as long as a week without having one. All normal. ...Read more

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