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Here's How to Burp Your Newborn — and When to Stop

In this article, I will be sharing how to burp your newborn and signs you can stop burping him.




How to burp your newborn?

Your newborn might have the wind if he swallows air when crying or feeding.


Burping your newborn helps get rid of the wind.


Position 1

Put a cloth over your shoulder.


Put your newborn over your shoulder and support him with your hand on the same side.


When your newborn is upright, gently rub his back with your other hand.


Your newborn might vomit up some milk during burping.


Position 2

Sit your newborn upright on your lap.


Lean your newborn forward with his tummy against your hand.


The pressure of your hand on your newborn’s tummy might bring upwind.


Rub your newborn’s back gently with your other hand.


Position 3

Place your newborn’s face down on your lap or your forearm so he is looking sideways and is supported by your knee or hand.


Rub your newborn’s back gently with your other hand.


Your newborn might be unsettled during and after a feed until he has been burped.


Burp your newborn halfway through a feed might help.


Use the position that works best for your newborn.



Signs You Can Stop Burping The Newborn


Sit up and move.

Your newborn


- controls his head, neck and sit without support at six months old.


- begins crawling and move around a bit.


- has a more mature gastrointestinal system.


There are fewer spit-ups or do not require burping at all.



Burp himself.

Your newborn might suddenly pull away from you while feeding and burp without you rubbing his back.


Observe your newborn. If he appears unsettled or fussy during and after feeding, he might need you to burp him.



Look comfortable during and after feeding.

Burp your newborn when he looks uncomfortable during feeding.


If your newborn looks comfortable during feeding and is happy and playful right after feeding, you need not burp him.



Feed by milk bottle or breast milk.

Suck air while feeding.


Your newborn who feeds by milk bottle suck more air because the milk flows faster from a bottle than it does from Mama’s breast.


Breastfed newborns require less burping than bottle-fed newborns.


Consult a pediatrician to know whether your newborn needs burping or not.

If the doctor says yes, follow his direction to burp your newborn.



I hope all these pointers will help you burp your newborn and know when to stop burping him.



GENESIS CHILDCARE 1989



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Genesis Childcare 1989 (Playgroup to Kindergarten 2)

Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-63/65 S(520433)



Nurture Infant House (2 to 18 months Infants)

Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-61 S(520433)



Opening hours: Monday to Friday (7am to 7pm) & Saturday (7am to 2pm)


Public Bus services: 8 / 21 / 28 / 29 / 293

Tel: 96664141



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