All categories
Sleep time
Vaccination
Skincare
Pee and poo
Baby bath
Bonding with your baby
Breast feeding
Food and nutrition
Experts on baby care

Why should you burp your baby?

Biểu đồ từ mang thai đến ngày sinh nở cần thiết

Your baby, just like every other baby, swallows some air when they drink milk. This air collects in the stomach, causing your baby to feel uncomfortably full even before he has finished feeding. Some other things that can cause excessive air build up in the baby’s stomach are:

  • excessive crying
  • sucking too rapidly during feeding
  • sucking in air when the bottle is empty
  • sucking air when milk does not fill the teat completely during feeding

This can cause a lot of uneasiness in your little one, and of course, you as a parent will do anything to diminish that. This is why burping is important after feeding. 

How do I burp my baby right?

There are no fancy techniques to burping, these simple methods are guaranteed to help:

  1. Hold your child upright with their head resting on your shoulder
  2. Place your baby in a sitting position on your lap
  3. Gently tap their back, or rock them gently up and down.
  4. To avoid any discomfort to your baby, burp him during a feed and at the end of the feed. If he cries excessively, try to burp him before the feed so that he will be able to take his feed well. 

Things to keep in mind:

  • If your baby hasn’t been burped, or if there is excessive gas in their bellies, it is common for newborns to regurgitate (throw out pre-digested milk) tiny amounts of their feeds. This happens when a baby who is hungry has taken in too much air. Burping will help to release the air from his stomach. This is no cause for concern; it tends to happen within the first year of your little one being born.
  • When it comes to the breast fed vs bottle fed debate, generally, a breastfed baby swallows less air than a bottle-fed baby. This is because the baby's mouth tends to latch onto the mother's nipple fully. This way the baby gets a constant flow of milk, and they can suck at their own pace until they are satisfied. For a bottle feed, make sure you hold the bottle at the correct angle to your baby’s mouth. This will ensure that the baby is sucking in liquid instead of air!

 

Now, it doesn’t matter if you are breastfeeding or bottle-feeding your baby, it’s important to burp them. Burping not only helps reduce the discomfort your baby feels after their feed as air is expelled from their stomach, it also enables them to be able to take in the amount of milk they require. It keeps them feeling comfortably full and satisfied!

 And a comfortable baby is a happy baby that will not only play joyfully but also sleep and rest well.

INTERESTED ARTICLES

 Here how can help your child use the potty 1
New Born Babycare, Vaccination, Bath, Skincare and More Tips. 24/01/2020

Here’s how you can help your child use the potty.

Raising a child is a fulfilling and sometimes involves getting your hands dirty. Yes, it’s time to talk about potty training. Potty training is a new life skill for your baby! It’s like learning to drive a stick shift.....

Top 5 outdoor activities you can engage in with your child 3
New Born Babycare, Vaccination, Bath, Skincare and More Tips. 24/01/2020

Top 5 outdoor activities you can engage in with your child!

Do you look on with pride as your child deftly navigates your device for playing music or video games? If yes, it’s important you read this. It’s true, kids these days are great with tech toys. But that comes at a cost; entertainment.....

worry free guide to bedwetting
Tips to Keep Your Baby Active, Diaper Tips & Expert Talks 27/01/2020

All you need to know about your child’s bedwetting issue!

Dear parent, frustrating as it may be, bedwetting is a natural part of your child’s development and growth. Toilet training is but one of the dozens of skills that babies learn at different rates. What is Bedwetting? Bedwetting refers to...

Register with Huggies Club

ARTICLE WITH TOPIC