• BURP

​​​​​​​​​​While it might not be the most glamorous of tasks, burping your baby is important for his or her comfort. When babies are feeding, or crying they take in air, which can build up and make them uncomfortable, causing you to find yourself with a fussy, squirmy child. Not being burped often and swallowing too much air can make a baby spit up, or seem cranky or gassy.


How much a baby needs to burp will vary from baby to baby. If you're burping a newborn after breastfeeding, the baby will typically burp less because they swallow less air. Most babies will outgrow the need to be burped by 4-6 months of age.

If your baby seems fussy while feeding, stop the session, burp your baby, and then begin feeding again. Try burping your baby every 2 to 3 ounces (60 to 90 milliliters) if you bottle-feed and each time you switch breasts if you breastfeed.

Try burping your baby every ounce during bottle-feeding or every 5 minutes during breastfeeding if your baby:

  • Tends to be gassy.
  • Spits a lot.
  • Has gastroesophageal reflux (GER).
  • Seems fussy during feeding.

While burping your baby,

A gentle patting motion across a baby’s back to coax out the burp. Cup your hand while patting — this is gentler on the baby than a flat palm.

To prevent messy cleanups when your baby spits up or has a "wet burp," you might want to place a towel or bib under your baby's chin or on your shoulder.

Take care to support the baby’s head and neck safely and move the baby slowly and gently. There are three popular methods for burping newborns and babies.  The main difference is how the baby is held.

  • Leaning
  • Sitting
  • lying

Place the cloth over your shoulder so that your shoulder does not get dirty. Lift the baby so that his chin rests on your shoulder, then gently pat or rub the baby's back. During this time, take care that your child does not face any breathing problems.

You can also lift the baby a little higher by applying very light pressure on the baby's stomach with the help of your shoulder and then patting or rubbing the back as before.


Place the cloth on your lap, then place the baby on your lap so that his mouth is facing right or left. Then support his face (not the neck at all) with one hand and pat or pat the baby's back with the other hand.

  • LYING 

First, sit down, then roll the baby upside down on your legs and support the baby's face with one hand while patting or stroking the baby's back with the other hand.

  • To help prevent the milk from coming back up, keep your baby upright after feeding for 10 to 15 minutes, or longer.
  • Nursing mothers should take care of their diet.
  • Avoid any food that causes gas.
  • While buying feeders for bottle-fed babies, make sure to get good company and a good quality feeder.
  • Choose a feeding bottle that has an anti-colic vent system to experience all the health benefits.
  • Also consider the nipple of the feeder. Use a nipple that prevents air ingestion for less gas, colic, and spit-up.
  • As a mother myself, I would recommend Roots Natural's Feeder and Nipple. I have used it for my babies. Its use has reduced the gas in the stomach of children to a great extent.

If your baby doesn't burp after a few minutes, change the baby's position and try burping for another few minutes before feeding again. Always burp your baby when feeding time is over. Don't worry if you still don't burp. Some babies need to burp as much as others.

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