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Having trouble burping 5day old

Im having trouble burping my dd. She eats good (breastfeeding) but doest burp. I pat her back and move her from back to belly and nothing happens. Shes not fussy like she has gas or anything.

Im not sure if breastfed babies just dont burp like bottle fed babies do or if she is just a hard burper?

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Asked by Keaton_Hazel at 11:19 AM on May. 21, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • BF sometimes don't burp as much FF. She must be latching on good and tight so there isn't air going into her stomach. My Oldest was the same.

    Answer by oldermomof5 at 11:22 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • my dd when she was a baby we would have to pat her back hard to get her to burp. (well it seemed hard for a baby) and my ds would not burp for nothing with patting....i had to sit him up right strataling (SP?) my knee and bounce him...he would burp every time....

    Answer by sweetestkitten at 11:23 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • I always had my kids across my legs on their belly and burped them. Maybe try that way if you haven't yet. Maybe you are trying to burp too soon, try a few minutes longer and see if that helps.


    Answer by Christine0813 at 11:29 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • She doesnt have to burp every time she nurse. Burping is a result of swallowing air while feeding. I m pretty sure that I read that breastfeed babies dont burp usualy. Try to pat her back for few minutes if she doesn t just continue the nursing but don t put her on her tummy immediatly after nursing she may vomit. I also had the same prob but as my baby gets older he can burp alone i just hold him in an upper position or make him sit and he bups.GL

    Answer by Imane1215 at 11:32 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • I breastfed my three children and they too were hard to make burp. A friend showed me how to rub their backs (hard) and wiggle my body back and forth with them. This seemed to do the trick every time!

    Answer by Ewadun at 11:34 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • Not all babies burp, it would take my son forever to burp, is he burped at all. Now my daughter could belch like a Frat Rat after drinking a beer bong lol. My tiny newborn would belch SOOO loud that it could be heard from anyhwere in the house lol

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 11:39 AM on May. 21, 2010

  • Frat Rat after drinking a beer bong... Lmao!!! thats how my 3yr old is. He makes his daddy proud.

    Answer by Keaton_Hazel at 12:19 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • not all babies need to burp! out of my four so far, only one needed burping!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:07 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • hey...congratulations on your baby! how far along were you when she was born? i remember you had some problems not too long ago. i hope everyone is good and healthy!!!

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 1:26 PM on May. 21, 2010

  • My youngest hardly ever burped/burps. Even when she was a newborn. If she doesn't seem to have gas I wouldn't worry too much about it.

    Answer by Laura2U at 8:34 PM on May. 21, 2010

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