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Burping: How many ounces do you feed before trying to burp your baby?

How many ounces do you let your baby have before you decide to burp? Do you give 1/2 ounce or 1 ounce or another amount? Once you burp, how many burps do you normally get out of your child? And, how many months old is your child?

Also, what position works best for you for burping?

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Asked by momtoblake at 10:50 AM on Aug. 11, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • well my ds was bf but he spit up a whenever he got antsy i burped him. i worked in a daycare nursery and as long as the babies didnt have a problem with spitting up i'd burp them about halfway through the feeding (so if a 4oz bottle i did it at 2oz). usually i got one good burp and then continued. some gave a couple small burps. but after the first burp i didnt keep trying for about a minute to make sure no more were coming. i like the over the shoulder, but my next fave is baby sitting on lap and leaning forward a bit holding under jawline (not on neck, but just under the jaw).

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 11:01 AM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • Two ounces. If they ate more at a time, they spit up more.

    Once they started burping on their own, they were in control so they just stopped drinking when they needed to burp.

    Answer by TiccledBlue at 11:11 AM on Aug. 11, 2009

  • my ds is bfed, and when he was younger, i would burp him about 5 mins after he started or he would spit up all over the place. now he burps on his own.

    Answer by mommytobobby at 12:31 PM on Aug. 11, 2009

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