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when do you stop burping a baby?


Asked by Anonymous at 12:54 PM on Jun. 24, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • My son was about 4 months. We stopped because when we burped him he wouldnt burp, but about ten minutes afterwords he would burp himself. He never got gas pains or spit up or anything.

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 1:04 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Our daughter was about 6 months old when she didnt need burped anymore.

    Answer by navyjen at 12:59 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • You need to continue to burp a baby while bottle feeding or breast feeding. If you're still supplementing solids with a bottle or breast after a year, your child may be able to pass the gas on his own, but you can never "over burp" a baby.

    Answer by SanDiegoMaxMom at 12:59 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • When they can burp themselves. that varies.

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:20 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I think we stopped around 6 months. Otherwise when they stop taking a bottle and you introduce a sippy or big kid cup.

    Answer by lil_angel00 at 2:04 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I stopped with mine when they could sit up on thier own, maybe 7 months or so. But as they get older they get easier to burp. My son is 4 months now and he just takes a few pats.

    Answer by natural.mama at 2:19 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • When your child is sitting up on their own you will notice that they burp themselves. Usually around six months or so.

    Answer by kboney29 at 2:19 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Both my kids starting to burp themselves around 5-6 months.

    Answer by jacksmom3707 at 2:41 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • Some babies never need to be burped. Others need to be burped a lot for a lot longer. It depends on your baby. My son stopped needing to be burped rather early on. He was breastfed. Bottle fed babies tend to need to be burped for a while longer.

    Answer by Gruntlings at 3:30 PM on Jun. 24, 2010

  • I had to burp my little one until he was one but he has reflux

    Answer by JeanPatrick at 8:43 PM on Jun. 24, 2010