How do you burp a baby?

Sometimes, babies swallow air when feeding. This air is called ‘wind’, and you need to help them bring it up or they may become unsettled. If your baby refuses to suckle or starts crying when you lay them down after a feed, it’s a good sign they need burping. Some babies need winding or burping during a feed, while others have a good burp afterwards. The most common position for burping your baby is to place your baby up on your shoulder, holding them securely with one arm and patting or rubbing their back with the other. Another position, usually recommended by Healthcare Professionals, is to sit your baby on your lap in an upright position. Support your baby’s chin with one hand and rub or gently pat your baby’s back with the other.

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