Any tips for a new mom with a hard to burp baby??

Krista - posted on 04/20/2009 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I have a 2 month old who is soooo hard to burp.Ive seen me try all the positions I know for over an hour sometimes and still no burp but you can tell he has one because every time you rub his back he squirms and he screams when you lay him down.Any help out there?

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Amanda - posted on 04/27/2009

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with baby sitting on your lap place one arm under the legs around the front of him and use your had to support his chin and cheeks, support his back with the other hand and rock him from front to back a few times, apply gentle pressure to his tummy with your arm and try to keep his body as straight as possible. after rocking continue to support his front while patting him on the back, start at the bottom of the back and pat upward toward the shoulder blades, this usually moves the burp up the tummy and out.
If this does not work try rolling up a receiving blanket and placing it under babies tummy and just let him lie there (supervised) while the blanket applies pressure. Mine would fall asleep doing this but it worked eventually and took gas pains away without the use of gripe water.

Emily - posted on 04/20/2009

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Neither of my babies would burp on cue after about 2 or 3 weeks. I actually think I forgot about burping when I had my second. I don't think I ever burped her! Oops, I know!!! I have heard that lying him across your legs on his tummy and gently rubbing or patting helps coax stubborn burps out.

Amanda - posted on 04/26/2009

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oh and also try mylocone drops with every other feeding for awhile it helps get gas out easier....then when you see it making burping easier start reducing the amount till your not giving them anymore

ESTHER - posted on 04/29/2009

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One more thing you may try if these other suggestions don't work is bouncing your baby lightly on your knee. When my little guy was younger that was the only way I could get them out! Sit him up on my lap and gently bounce WHILE patting his back. Good luck! :)

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Shannon - posted on 04/26/2009

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I had a heck of a time trying to get my little guy to burb and it's so heart breaking to see them in such pain. All of these we tried and we found that one day one of them would work and the next it wouldn't. Changing there position helps from over the shoulder to lying down, also taping onthe left side of there back works better then the right. Another little trick is too walk up and down the stairs with them giving a little extra bounce with each step will help to sometimes get the air moving, as well I used to lay mine boy vertically on my lap face up and push his legs in to his tummy slightly, this will help if its gotten trapped lower to get some farts out....

Hope it helps.

Amanda - posted on 04/26/2009

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i have the same problem with my son joshua he is extremly hard to burp...i use to spend hours trying to burp him but i finally have realized if he doesnt burp in 30 min after feeding to lay him on his tummy and let him rest....this will either let the burp come out on its own or just let him get sleep....if he would wake up 10 min later i would just stand over the crib or play pin and pat his back why he is on his tummy that i found to put him at ease and help the burp come out... hope this helps

Antonia - posted on 04/22/2009

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my mum would always tell me to lay bub down on his back for half a minute or so to help get that burp out, then sit them up again and continue patting, or whatever u do. It worked well usually, it is uncomfortable for them and they will cry, but its a goodie i reckon

Shelly - posted on 04/21/2009

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I had a big problem burping my son and he built up really bad gas. I found that if I put his tummy on the top of my head and walked around the house he would burp and fart and laugh and we would both have fun playing airplane.

Sarah - posted on 04/21/2009

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my son constantly holds on to his wind.

i find that bouncing him on my knee sometimes helps .. if not i have to give him gripe water ..

Tabitha - posted on 04/20/2009

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Quoting Karma:

We had the same problem with Alysha. She would be in so much distress from needing to burp, and just wouldn't do it. Her grandparents came over for a visit, and grandpa put her in the airplane position. I swear she burped for 15 minutes straight. After that, we had fewer problems, but i think the pressure on her tummy, and the motion of her slowly moving up and down in the air did it. Good luck!


That is soo funny! and very sweet : ) 



 



My daughter also had a hard time burping ... what i have tried is sitting her up on my lap and rocking her back and forth  from a sitting up position to a laying position .. after about 3 other those i would pat her back again and repeat untill the burp came out. .. usually it worked very well ....



 



hope this helps

Karma - posted on 04/20/2009

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We had the same problem with Alysha. She would be in so much distress from needing to burp, and just wouldn't do it. Her grandparents came over for a visit, and grandpa put her in the airplane position. I swear she burped for 15 minutes straight. After that, we had fewer problems, but i think the pressure on her tummy, and the motion of her slowly moving up and down in the air did it. Good luck!

Nicole - posted on 04/20/2009

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i had the same problem and after about 3 weeks I just laid him on his tummy. he would relax and usually fall asleep and eventually the burp would come. now he only sleeps on his tummy and is as healthy as any 6 month old could be. :-)

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