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Baby Burping

Wed, 22 Aug 2012|

-Hi everybody! I'm Juli. Welcome to Baby Basics. Burping your newborn after a feeding can release gas and make her feel a whole lot better. All it takes is a firm pat on the back, but how do you know when it's time to burp your baby? Well, new mom, Kate, shows us some burping techniques that work for her 6-week-old baby, Parker, and may help your baby burp better too. -It's definitely not an exact science and every baby is different, but whether you're breastfeeding or bottle feeding, you wanna burp as soon as baby is done eating. If your baby is especially spitty or uncomfortable during feedings, try burping her before switching breasts or when she's half finished with the bottle and then again after she's all done. First, grab a burp cloth. You're gonna need it. Babies often spit up some breast milk or formula when they burp. One way is to hold baby up on your shoulder, gently but firmly patting her back. You can also try sitting your baby on your lap facing to the side. Be sure to keep your hand under her chin supporting her neck and head. We also like laying your baby on your tummy across your lap, just continue to support her neck and head while you pat her back like that. Sometimes, a little movement helps too. So, stand up with your baby on your baby on your shoulder and continue trying to burp her in this position. If she doesn't burp within a few minutes, she just might not need to. Some babies just don't need to be burped with every single feeding. And you can also try to feed her some more and then try burping your baby after another ounce or two. -Need more advice on how to care for your newborn? Check out our other informative Baby Basics videos. Also, if you want some information on any of the fabulous furniture you saw in our nursery, go to egiggle.com. Thanks for watching Baby Basic on Parents TV, your source for the best information for your growing family.