I feed my two week old baby and she doesn't want to burp

Dara - posted on 10/12/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )

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I feed my two and a half week old daughter, but sometimes she refuses to burp...No matter what position I use....It gets frustrating sometimes because she'll puke everything back up...Then I get scared to feed her again....

I would appreciate ANY advice anyone has to give on why my two week old baby doesn't want to burp...I'm actually quite desperate!! I'm tired of washing clothes every other day!!! LOL

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Dara - posted on 10/12/2010

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At her last feeding I did everything I knew how for over 35 minutes...and she still did NOT burp....I even youtube-d how to burp a baby!!!
I'm bottlefeeding breastmilk (due to medical issues)...I try to feed her at a 45-degree angle, but she's a squirmer, and will often times slide to a 20-degree angle.
Thanks for your advice Lise! I will try it at our next feeding (crossing fingers it works)! LOL

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Tara - posted on 10/17/2010

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If you feed your two week old baby and she doesnt want to burp then maybe she does not need to burp. I was talking to a public health nurse about it, and they don't always need to burp if they have been latching on effectively. Just going from prone to upright should make them burp if they have to.

Alison - posted on 10/15/2010

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You might want to try Gripe Water. Also if there is a lot of regurgitating/vomiting, I would say consult a chiropractor.

Cortney - posted on 10/15/2010

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thats great....helps make for a happyer mommy when baby is able to burp...also remember if your upset she feels it, my guy would and thats when the burping would take the longest.

Pam - posted on 10/14/2010

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My daughter had to be in different positions in order to burp. It was weird, i would be sitting in the chair with her holding her so she was against my body facing me (over the shoulder) and NOTHING. but the second that I would stand up and do the exact same thing, she would burp.

Dara - posted on 10/14/2010

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I don't consume a lot of dairy...Went through the lactose intolerance with my first DD...So I figured I would chill the dairy this time around...
I am bottle-feeding breast milk (like I said in my first post)...
I have tried almost everything everyone has so nicely posted, plus a youtube video I found LOL! With a winning combination, we're successfully burping!!!
Thanks for all of the suggestions and your time, it is greatly appreciated!!!

Sarh - posted on 10/13/2010

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My son did the same exact thing!!! We discovered that he had bad reflux, and he also is very sensitive to dairy. I breastfeed and can not consume dairy. Since I have cut out dairy, he has done fine w/out burping. And burps on his own every once in a while. If he does get gassy I give him mylicon and burp him only when I know he is gassy other wise like your daughter... it takes forever to get him to burp and when he does, he throws everything up. Does she spit up between feedings? Are you breast or formula feeding? Try something w/out lactose and w/out cows milk (yes, formula has both of those).. if your breastfeeding cut out dairy or consume VERY little dairy (for us cooking w/dairy is fine, but a bowl of cereal for me or cheesecake, etc not so good. lol.) . GOOD LUCK! Call her pediatrician and discuss possible reflux if she has any other symptoms or a lactose sensitivity.

Cortney - posted on 10/13/2010

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my guy was a tuff one to burp....hes 6 mo old now and we have NO problem. but when he was younger up to 3 months he would take HOURS!!!! to burp. my mom was such a help we took turns. but at night when i got frustrated i would let him eat 1 oz and then burp by the time i got the 4th oz down we had no more burp and would begain to walk and pat an pat n walk. finaly after trying every position immagined i would lay him down chang him and go to the bathroom myself, then pick him up and burp him again. most of the time but not always within 30 sec there would be a BIG BURRRP!!!! and then back off to bed we would go. durring the day this process sometimes would work. we did use malicon drops and he took similac anit spit up and gas. but good luck and just take a brake when frustrated, lay ur lil one down for a couple mins and then pick her back up and try once more, may even try layin her on her belly...i know SIDS, whatever my guy slept on his belly only way he would sleep...if your sceard of this dont leave her alone. im only saying for a few mins not hrs!

Nellie - posted on 10/13/2010

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my daughte is the same way, sometimes she just wont burp. those are the nights when ill walk like crazy and play airplane in between burping to keep her from crying. otherwise she`ll scream after 10 min. its tireing, but it helps. btw, my daughter is 4 months old and still having trouble. lise, youre right, dont give water! also burping throughout the feeding does help.

Karen - posted on 10/13/2010

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my son was like this as well - i would give him a dose of gripe water about 10 minutes before his bottle and this really helped us. gl!

Michelle - posted on 10/13/2010

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If you feed your two week old baby and she doesnt want to burp try laying her on her belly...that seems to help my son when he doesn't want to burp for me. he was horrible at burping when he was a bit younger..he's 3 months old now and getting heaps better. best of luck!

Lise - posted on 10/12/2010

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I don't think it's water that helps - it's drinking something... Breastfed babies don't need water and the AAP supports that (http://www.kellymom.com/nutrition/solids...).



Dara, how much are you feeding at a time? Do you pause and burp? I bottle fed breast milk while my lo learned to latch, and we'd give her about 1/2 oz, stop to pat/burp, feed another 1/2 oz, 3 minute break of walking and patting, feed another 1/2 oz... The small amounts helped, plus it helped her not gulping down the milk and overfeed.



Good luck! Being a new mom can be so stressful!

RongoMarie - posted on 10/12/2010

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We as adults know that one of the best things to have daily is glass of water. Do you give your LO water. When we are pregnantand we really need to throw up but we havent eaten, we can have water iand it helps. I gave my babies half the amount of water as what they would have in a bottle. 10 -15 minutes after the bottle if they didn't burp....

Lise - posted on 10/12/2010

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I wouldn't look at it as her refusing to burp - maybe she just can't. How long do you try to burp her? Our nurse told us if she didn't burp in a minute, she wouldn't. Our nurse was WRONG! We often had to walk her, pat her, switch her position and repeat over and over. Sometimes it took 10-15 minutes to get one little burp. What worked great was this: sit her up on my lap after patting her bottom once (not hard, but firmly). Then I'd bend her over one arm and pat her gently from the base of her back up. Then I'd rub, and go back to patting. Usually it worked with the first patting.

Also, are you breastfeeding or bottle feeding?

Tara - posted on 10/17/2010

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If you feed your two week old baby and she doesnt want to burp then maybe she does not need to burp. I was talking to a public health nurse about it, and they don't always need to burp if they have been latching on effectively. Just going from prone to upright should make them burp if they have to.

Michelle - posted on 10/13/2010

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If you feed your two week old baby and she doesnt want to burp try laying her on her belly...that seems to help my son when he doesn't want to burp for me. he was horrible at burping when he was a bit younger..he's 3 months old now and getting heaps better. best of luck!

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