Try using different positions to burp him. Over the shoulder never worked for me well, but if I put him belly down on my knee, rocked my knee and patted his back, he would usually give me a nice burp. Also make sure he's drinking and not getting too many air bubbles. Mylicon is pretty much harmless, and it definitely helps with the air bubbles in there. You can give him half a drop after every feeding if it helps. Don't worry so much about the spit up. He'll do that, and it may seem like a lot, but it's usually not. As long as he's gaining weight, you should be fine. As for waking up every hour, well, that really sucks! You could try putting him back to sleep w/o a feeding, and then if he wakes up again he'll drink 2 oz and sleep for two hours, but that might just stress you both out even more, and it's not something I would personally do. Good luck and congrats on your new little one!
at 11:12 AM on Jul. 18, 2009