Parenting is like a new journey for all the new parents, raising a baby is full of treasures, where you can relive your childhood with your baby, Like every coin has two sides this parenting journey also has two sides, Baby’s food schedule, sleep schedule, and the poop marathon change all your daily routine which frustrates but on the other hand you get to see every tiny moment of your baby to grow up.
Burping your baby is the most essential element of feeding the baby. Burping helps remove some of the air that a baby typically swallows while feeding. If the baby does not burp frequently and swallows too much air, it can cause the baby to spit up, or might get cranky.
Here are a few tips for burping your baby:
While burping your baby, gentle, repeated pats on your baby's back. Cup your hand while tapping, rather than the flat palm.
To avoid a messy cleanup when your baby vomits or has a "wet burp", place a towel or cotton under your baby’s chin or on your shoulder.
On your shoulder.
Your baby's chin should rest on your shoulder while you support the baby with one hand. Gently pat your child's back with your other hand. Sitting in a swing and rocking gently with your child.
Face down on your Lap.
Support your baby's chest and head with one hand by supporting your baby’s chin with your palm. Place the heel of your hand on your baby's chest, but be sure to hold your infant’s chin, not the throat. Use the other hand to pat the back.
Support your baby's head and make sure it is higher than the chest. Gently pat your baby's back.
Once your baby has good head control, you can try holding straight in front of you and looking outside as you stand up and walk. Place one hand under the bottom and the other arm on the stomach to apply light pressure. This can help give the additional release of extra air bubbles.
If your baby seems fussy about feeding, then stop feeding immediately, burp your baby, then start feeding again. Make sure to burp your baby every 2 to 3 ounces (60 to 90 milliliters) when bottle-feeding. You might switch your breast if you’re breastfeeding. Try burping every ounce during bottle-feeding or periodically while breastfeeding if you see your baby is feeling a little gassy, spits a lot, facing any gastric disease, or gets fussy while feeding. If your baby does not burp after a few moments, change the baby's situation and burp your baby always once you’re done with feeding. Burp your baby continuously when it's over to keep time.
To prevent the milk from backing up, keep your baby upright for 10 to 15 minutes after feeding, or longer if he is vomiting. In any case, no need to worry if the baby spits sometimes. Maybe your child may wake up with a gastric problem. Burping your baby, after that can put them into a good sleep. When the baby grows, if he/she doesn't burp during or after feeding, then also it’s completely ok. Till then, this implies that the baby has figured out how to eat without swallowing excessive amounts of air. Babies who colin, can have gases as they swallow a lot of air during crying spells, which can make the baby much more clumsy and uncomfortable. During that time it is advisory to suggest a doctor.