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.

[thumbs-rating-buttons ]

You might be interested in

Feeding solids to your baby: when and what to feed them

Try Our Baby Symptom Checker

Does your baby have tummy troubles, issues with feeding or won’t stop crying? If your baby is less than 12 months old, our Baby Symptom Checker is a useful way to capture your baby’s symptoms for your discussion with your HCP.
6 common concerns you may have about your baby | Nutricia

6 common concerns you may have about your baby

Even healthy babies can have feeding and digestion problems. Misunderstanding the signs and treating the symptoms can get in the way of a happy household.