Shoulder. Hold with both arms, put baby's head to the side of your neck, facing behing you, and tap baby's back gently.
Any position will do. As long as you support your baby's head and neck, you can burp her in any position. Some will burp over your shoulder with a gentle pat on the back, others with a supported rocking motion on your lap. Some babies won't be "burpers" at all! Don't panic.
Over your shoulder. Especially if your baby is prone to spitting up or has reflux (gerd), place their belly toward your upper chest/over your shoulder and with a gentle, but firm pats of their lower back/bottom. This takes advantage of gravity pulling breast milk or formula downwards allowing trapped air to bubble upwards...And, hopefully, out - uuurrrp!
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.
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.