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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See below:: 1.Hold baby with chest & tummy against your shoulder and with one hand supporting his bottom while the other rhythmically pats his back. Place a burping cloth or towel on your shoulder. 2. Place infant tummy down across your lap anf pat. 3, burp baby while he is sitting up on your leg leaning forward with your hand under his chin for support while the other hand pats him on the back. ...Read more
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Are they Happy?: The happy spitter designation is often used for babies who seem undeterred by the spit up and would likely eat again immediately if offered. Also labled "wet burps" this often happens when an air bubble pushes milk up and out as it comes up. The sad spitter is often used for the child that feels bad & really has an illness...They don't want to eat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Check for the cause: Treatable causes should be addressed; hunger, fever, pain, overstimulation, injuries, bloody stools, excesive vomitting, refusal of feeds. If a check is normal then focus on soothing measures: carry baby, swaddling to limit movements, infant massage, pacifier, car rides etc. You should be well rested and stress free; call your pcp if there is risk of harm to baby or any of the causes mentioned above. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Assume the need: All infants swallow air of variable amounts during feeding. An infant may slow the feed or squirm as they feel bloated, if so gently place them in a burp position & let them. Some burp easily & some never seem to burp. I only work hard on burping if they tend to wet burp a lot. If they feed well enough to grow normally, i wouldn't worry about the burpless infants. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Good question!: Although you think this is a simple question, it's more controversial than you think. Some pediatric gastroenterologists think burping is a waste of time, but i always like burping, and it gives both the burper and the burpee a sense of satisfaction. My favorite technique: over the shoulder with gentle patting of the back. The nursery favorite: sitting baby in her lap with gentle back rubbing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Couple minutes: Most babies burp within a couple minutes after feeds. If they do not then just lay them on their tummy at a slight incline (45 degrees) and the gentle pressure will help them burp if they need to. ...Read more
Thats Normal: Baby will trap a little air every time it swallows. Thats the way the swallowing mechanism works. As baby gulps it down, you either burp it up or will deal with is exiting the other end. The digestive tract is just a long tube. Some parents swear by mylecon( gas drops) but its not magic. It may combine some bubbles but it doesn't stop the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nourish & nurture : To promote your baby's development, learn her cues for hunger, satiety, fatigue, & discomfort, talk, play while she's on her tummy on the floor, read; no tv till age 2. Have a consistent bedtime & routine, wipe out her mouth before putting her on her back in her own crib, drowsy but awake, to self-calm to fall asleep.Personalize the aap's healthy child app or on www.Aap.Org for more. ...Read more
Brief and frequent: Have frequent brief periods of tummy time, allowing slight frustration but stopping the tummy time if she gets really annoyed. Have stimulating toys nearby for her to look at, reach for and eventually scoot towards. Put a mirror in front of her when she's on her tummy. Pay attention to her cues and be flexible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What to do if i want a small baby so i don't get too fat during pregnancy. How can I choose my babies size?
Pregnancy: You can't choose your babies size. The size of your baby has nothing to do with getting fat during pregnancy. The amount of weigh you gain is up to you, as long as baby is growing properly. The uterus returns to normal size, when the baby is out. What you should be asking is, what is the best way to eat to get a healthy baby!!!! Get your priorities straight. ...Read more
Hunger Cues: You'll learn your baby's various cries and cues over time. In the meantime, some hunger cues are fairly universal. While babies cry for all kinds of reasons, if it's been awhile since her last feed, and she begins fussing, puts her hand to her mouth, sucks a lot, or roots her face toward anything that it touches, she's hungry. Feeding at the onset of fussing can prevent the "frantic baby" later. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tummy time benefit: Tummy time gives baby a chance to get off their back & begin to develop upper arm & chest strength. It also takes the weight of their head off the bed & decreases the skull flattening that occurs in some. If baby doesn't have excessive skull flattening & hates the position, i'd not feel bad if you avoid it. Try it occasionally & eventually baby should accept it.If x'tra flat head = needs tummy tm. ...Read more
Accept and nurture: Babies cry to get basic needs met early & later cry in tantrums & responding to negative events.Nurturing does not create a cry baby.The kid who stubs his toe will cry loud & briefly, settle & return to play. The parent who tells him to stop crying invalidates his decision that it hurt & degrades his self worth.Try to strike a balance accepting the valid cry & rejecting the self indulgent whining. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Poop, pee and weight: Two ways really... Is baby pooping and peeing often? Most babies will have some urine with each feeding, or close to it. If that is the case and stooling is frequent, then intake should be fine. Also, babies should gain about an ounce per day, or a pound every two weeks for the first 4-6 months. If that is occurring, then intake is very solid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get comfortable!: You need to get comfortable as you will be nursing for a while. Get good support on your back and maybe a pillow on your lap to bring the baby up. Try turning the baby on her side facing you, express a couple of drops of milk from your breast and caress the baby´s lower lip, once she opens her mouth place as much of the nipple in the baby´s mouth, make sure the baby´s nose is clear of your breast. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Getting pregnant: Simple: get healthy (no smoking, recreational drugs, excess caffeine, extreme sports), monitor ovulation and time sex. Compex: after 6-12 mo then see fertility specialist, get tested, have treatment if needed, use ivf if not pg, consider adoption or donor eggs. We have many ways to help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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