Cries when we try to burp him...

Sally - posted on 08/10/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )




During the middle and at the end we try and burp our son and everytime we do he cries and sometimes even screams. We don't hurt him, but I feel like we are. He's 2 months old. Is this typical? If he doesn't burp is it bad? We heard he'll get a stomach ache.


Cathralynn - posted on 08/10/2009




I would definitely still burp him, but try rubbing his back. We were way more successfull at burping that way than pounding or patting. We had an issue one time where my daughter had a gas bubble and would vomit up everything she ate until she god rid of that bubble. That's when we learned a better burping technique. Once you know how to burp him successfully you will be able to do it quickly every few ounces he eats and hopefully he will feel relief and not cry. Good luck!

Kelly - posted on 08/10/2009




Just thought I'd also share that sometimes infants should not be patted on the back as it bounces around their spinal/cerebral fluids and can cause somewhat of a spinal headache. Instead, rub them firmly on the back so as to not jog their little bodies around.

Ronda - posted on 08/10/2009




I typically just watch my babies' cues. When they stop eating and you know they can eat more, then they might need a burp. I've found with my little ones (I have triplets that are 5 months) that I don't really have to pat them to burp them, just hold them upright and rub their backs. Sometimes when you stand, they burp automatically. Also, he might just be getting mad when you take the food away during the middle of a feeding.

Topaz - posted on 08/10/2009




my daughter did this too.. and we figured out she is STILL hungry! we continue to burp her in the middle and at the end and once she burps she is fine... but we had to start giving her more and she doesnt do it as much


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Tara - posted on 08/10/2009




Most kids will do this when you stop feeding them to burp them. If he's really making a major fuss, all that is going to happen is he is going to take in more air and have more gas. If you can get a burp out of him it is better, but if you can't, I would finish feeding him and then burp him - that's how I had to do it with my daughter until she was a little older and realized that she got the bottle back right after she burped.

September - posted on 08/10/2009




My son use to cry when we would burp him and it was because he would get mad when I took him milk away to burp him. So instead of burping him in the middle and the end we would wait until he was all done eating to burp him. That seemed to solve the problem :) Good luck!

Kristin - posted on 08/10/2009




We had this problem too. We asked our nurse practitionner about it. She said that if he cries then continue to give them the bottle, that if we stop part way through to burp him and he's crying/screaming, that all we're succeeding in doing is having him take in more air and create a bigger gas bubble. Let them finish the bottle and then burp. We didn't have much problems after that. He would cry for a sec at the end of the bottle, but then realize after some back rubbing and a burp that he's not hungry anymore.

Evelyn - posted on 08/10/2009




My son is 6 months now and doesn't need to be burped as much, but he has always cried whenever we stopped feeding him to burp. We had to do it anyway (at least for a minute). Now sometimes I'll wait til the end because at 6 months for the most part he burps on his own....

So basically at 2 months old I would definitely still stop to burp him

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