Burping

Jamie-Lynn - posted on 02/16/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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Hello! My son is 3 weeks old and being bottle fed. The bottles we are using have the colapsing liners. Sometimes I have a really hard time getting him to burp during or after his bottle. I know he needs to burp because he is uncomfortable when I put him down. It has taken me up to an hour before. But then there are times he burps right away! Any suggestions or tricks? It can be very frustrating at night! Thanks to anyone that could help!

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Brydget - posted on 02/24/2009

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Once you have finished feeding (or in between if you break up the feed) let him lay down flat and then gently massage his stomach right where the nappy line is. Then burp like you normally would either the over the shoulder or sitting method. I have tried this method with other babies and it works great, I do this for my girl, she usually burps within 10 seconds.

Laurie - posted on 02/23/2009

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My son is the same way. I find that I have to feed him at least 3 ounces before he burps, but if he doesn't, I just let it go. He seems to be okay.

Debby - posted on 02/18/2009

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sit him on your tummy, and rotate him first clockwise 5 times, then counter clockwise 5 times, make sure he is in a sitting position (i saw it on the mom show) it works everytime

Stacey - posted on 02/18/2009

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My little girl has trouble bringing up wind so I give her a dropper full of Infacol its suitable fom birth onwards.

Kat - posted on 02/17/2009

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my advice: DON'T WORRY!!!

the purpose of burping is to help baby get rid of excess gas. sometimes there is no excess gas, especially if your little one has a tight latch on the nipple [breast or bottle]. as a mom of 5, i've found that, while each kid is different, they're all pretty good at listening to their little bodies. i'm not saying you should stop trying to burp your son, but don't fret if it doesn't always happen.

good luck! 80)

User - posted on 02/17/2009

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Hi - My son is 3 weeks also and I found that he doesn't burp unless we feed him at leat 3 ounces or so. I was trying to burp him after 1 1/2 - 2 ounces, but nothing. I let him drink a little more and it is much easier to burp him. We are also formula feeding and using the liners. Good luck!

Britt - posted on 02/16/2009

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Hi! My daughter is also 3 weeks old, but I am breastfeeding. I can't give you any suggestions for things to do differently with the bottle, but my mom gave me some great suggestions when I was having the same trouble. Two different postions she suggested that work are to 1. rub your index and middle finger up and down their spine using some pressure and 2. put the baby in a postion where there's pressure on their stomach and rub their back in a circular/upward motion.  The warmth from rubbing plus the pressure helps them burp. Hope this helps! Good luck.

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