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How do I burp a baby?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics

In brief: Pat them on the back

Many parents wonder what the correct way to burp a baby is.
There's no right way to do it- as long as the baby is safe and you're getting some of the air out, you're doing it right. The most common position to burp an infant is by patting them on their back when they are leaning against your shoulder. Burping is usually done mid-feed and often takes a minute or two to get the burp out.

In brief: Pat them on the back

Many parents wonder what the correct way to burp a baby is.
There's no right way to do it- as long as the baby is safe and you're getting some of the air out, you're doing it right. The most common position to burp an infant is by patting them on their back when they are leaning against your shoulder. Burping is usually done mid-feed and often takes a minute or two to get the burp out.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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