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Do you burp a newborn after every feeding? Even is she's fallen asleep and burpinh wakes her up?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:47 PM on Nov. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yup.. her little belly will hurt if you don't!

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 2:47 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • The reason to burp babies is because if there's gas trapped in there, it can be really painful for them, and they're not able to get it out on their own. But they don't always have a burp in there. My thought is: if she's comfortable enough to sleep, why wake her up? If she starts fussing in a few minutes, then go ahead and burp her, but until then, let her sleep if you want to. I also limited burping time to a few minutes with mine; if it wasn't out by then, there was nothing to come out. And neither of mine were big burpers, they didn't burp anywhere close to every feeding.

    Answer by DragonRiderMD at 2:54 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • Yes, it's good to burp them even if they fallen asleep, you could put them in the crib and have to pick them up and burp them anyway, so it's good to do that each time after feeding, atleast until their a little older and can handle it better.

    Answer by Sillylins at 3:07 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • You can burp a newborn without waking them up. We used to lay them on our shoulder, gently rub our kid's backs while pressing slightly. Usually a burp would come out if there was one in there, and they would stay sleeping.

    Answer by ARmom at 3:16 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

  • yep...

    Answer by 4_28_bbboy at 11:23 PM on Nov. 17, 2010

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