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Is ir bad when my baby dosent burp after every feeding? She rarely burps?

Is ir bad when my baby dosent burp after every feeding? She rarely burps?

Nope: Babies need to burp after feeds because they tend to swallow air with feeding. Some babies do not swallow a lot of air and do not burp. You can put the baby on her tummy for 10-15 minutes at a 45 degree incline after feeds if you are concerned and see if that helps her . If she is not fussy or gassy, there really is not a problem. ...Read more

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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I've been feeding my 7w baby 3 oz every 3-4 hours since she was 4w. Dr hasn't approved increased amount but she is always fussy even after burping. ?

I've been feeding my 7w baby 3 oz every 3-4 hours since she was 4w. Dr hasn't approved increased amount but she is always fussy even after burping. ?

Follow her lead...: Your baby is going to increase the amts of feedings more often then every two months when you see your pediatrician. You don't need approval to increase feedings - If she is still acting hungry and wanting to eat at the end of 3 oz, offer another. If she doesn't want it,she will let you know. "Fussy" at 7 weeks is common - if increased feedings don't help, discuss with her pediatrician at 2mo PE ...Read more

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My 9 week old baby is throwing up after every burp now for one week is it normal , she is breast feeding and on formula?

My 9 week old baby is throwing up after every burp now for one  week is it normal , she  is breast feeding and on formula?

Throwing up/vomiting: One of the common causes of vomiting/throwing up is over feeding. Try to discontinue formula or reduce the amount. If still persistent, consider acid reflux and or pyloric stenoisis. Have your pediatrician rule those out. If she's a girl. Also consider urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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How do I burp my baby during feedings?

How do I burp my baby during feedings?

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 more

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How much time do I need to burp my child after having a 30ml formula feed.

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

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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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1 month baby cries frantically after feeding seems very uncomfortable even after burp?

1 month baby cries frantically after feeding seems very uncomfortable even after burp?

Colic?: The problem is that it could be one of many things. See the doctor and have the baby checked. If no cause can be found for the fussiness, then it could be colic. Most causes of fussiness can be treated. ...Read more

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Is it a big deal for not burping my 6 w old baby after feeding? He doesn't vomit much.

Is it a big deal for not burping my 6 w old baby after feeding? He doesn't vomit much.

No: If the baby is happy and not colicky, the lack of burping does not matter.This is only to minimize gas. ...Read more