I cant get my 3mth old to burp after eating all the time, then she pukes because she wouldn't burp. Any tricks i could try...

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Beth - posted on 06/15/2009

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im sure you have tried almost every trick in the book but the best and safest way would be to get her in a football hold, bouncing lightly on ur knee while patting her bach or rubbing it. she will eventually let it out...she has to!

Jessica - posted on 06/15/2009

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When I was having this problem, what I did was hold my daughter facing forward on my chest, with one hand under the bottom and an arm across her tummy and walked around the house. The (light) pressure from my arm around her and the bouncing of walking helped out some burps...

Francine - posted on 06/15/2009

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i had a similar problem with my son, what i would do is lay him accross my knees and lightly bounce him sometimes rubbing or patting his back. i also had success with keeping him in a sitting position slightly bent over at the waist while patting his back. i hope this helps =)

Mary - posted on 06/15/2009

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My younger son was hard to burp. Eventually we started sitting him on our laps and bending him over his legs a little so he was kind of at a 45 degree angle. Then we'd bounce our legs gently and pat his back. The pressure on his tummy and the jiggling seemed to be the key to getting his burps out.

Beth - posted on 06/15/2009

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that is an important factor...that it could be acid reflux. my daughter had acid reflux at that age w same problems w burping. eventually had to get her on meds

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Rosielee - posted on 06/15/2009

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Thanks everyone for all of the great advice. I do have some things that work I just thought one thing should work all the time. I think after reading all of the responses I'm just going to have to try a lot of different ways and see which one works during that particular feeding. Again thanks for all of the wonderful advice.

Rosielee - posted on 06/15/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

If you are nursing she shouldn't have to burp otherwise, it can take a while to get them to burp. Time how long she feeds to see if she is eating but really only wants to suck on a pacifier. Is she really fussy when she pukes? If so, she could have acid reflux. You might want to ask your doctor about it. We give my daughter "gripe water" to help get those trapped gases out. You can find them at your local drugstore and sometimes at Target. Hope this works.


Thanks this helps a lot, I am nursing and her doctor did say she didn't need to burp but at times when she doesn't then she pukes and most of the time she does get fussy afterward.. I will ask her doctor about the acid reflux I didn't even think of that as a concern, but thanks to you I can ask and find out. The advice does help. Thanks.

Rosielee - posted on 06/15/2009

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Quoting Samantha:

If you are nursing she shouldn't have to burp otherwise, it can take a while to get them to burp. Time how long she feeds to see if she is eating but really only wants to suck on a pacifier. Is she really fussy when she pukes? If so, she could have acid reflux. You might want to ask your doctor about it. We give my daughter "gripe water" to help get those trapped gases out. You can find them at your local drugstore and sometimes at Target. Hope this works.


Yes I'm nursing and she still pukes... The doctor did say I didn't have to burp her but at times more then not this happens and only sometimes she gets fussy. But Thanks for the advice and I'll ask her Doc. about the acid reflux. again thanks for the helpful advice..



Autumn - posted on 06/15/2009

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i use the bottles with the bags and i like them b/c you can squeeze the excess air out. my husband can get our daughter to burp just fine, but she fights me every time.

Autumn - posted on 06/15/2009

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we use the bottles with the bags. my husband can get her to burp with no problem but she fights me when i try to do it. she's a stubborn little toot!

Beth - posted on 06/15/2009

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it is also a very good idea to use the angle neck bottles or the ones w the bag. make sure the hole in the nipple isnt too big also, bc if liquid comes out too fast, it could contribute to the problem

Samantha - posted on 06/15/2009

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If you are nursing she shouldn't have to burp otherwise, it can take a while to get them to burp. Time how long she feeds to see if she is eating but really only wants to suck on a pacifier. Is she really fussy when she pukes? If so, she could have acid reflux. You might want to ask your doctor about it. We give my daughter "gripe water" to help get those trapped gases out. You can find them at your local drugstore and sometimes at Target. Hope this works.

Jessica - posted on 06/15/2009

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We had to rub our daughter's back in circles or up and down for awhile before she would burp.

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