Burping

Jodie - posted on 07/28/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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I have trouble burping my bubs. My husband is fantastic at burping our 5 week old however I can't seem to get many burps out and she doesn't seem to settle as well afterwards with me. I try over the shoulder, over my knees/lap and also sitting up. Are there any other ways I can try??? I'm not sure if it makes a difference but I am formula feeding as I didn't have enough milk for my little piggy.

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Kirsty - posted on 07/29/2009

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hi well i couldnt get my lil girl to burp well either but told me to sit down and put her laying on her tummy with her head sort of hanging over my knees so her feet were facing my tummy, then just gently rub her back and it works

Jodie - posted on 07/28/2009

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Thanks, I've tried rubbing, bouncing and can only ever get tiny little burps. I hadn't heard that about sitting so thank you and I haven't heard of Mylacan drops either, we are having our 6 week check up next monday so if it continues I'll ask some more questions, so for now I'll just keep trying everyones ideas!!

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Kate CP - posted on 07/28/2009

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Oh, the same thing happened with me and my husband. He was the only one who could get a good burp out of her. Have you tried bouncing her a little?

Tessa - posted on 07/28/2009

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It is recommended to not bend them as in sitting because this traps air bubbles under the food and can cause more vomiting so against the shoulder can work well. Rubbing is good, rubbing the belly clockwise and if baby is upset with pain a natural remedy is dill tea. Dill leave tips in warm water, just a little after a feed. If you cant get dill I believe fennel has the same properties, but I'd check this with an accredited herbalist first.

Alicia - posted on 07/28/2009

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have u tryed rubbing her back instead of patting it.that was the only way my youngest would burp. if that doesnt help i also used mylacan drops they helped too.

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