Burping the Baby
Why is my baby crying, is she hungry
Most of the time that the baby is
crying, it is because of hunger. Some parents begin to recognize
the cry of hunger at a very early age. It has been observed that
the feeling of a full stomach gives a baby the most comfort. - not the
act of feeding, swallowing or being held. However, it is important
that you should burp the baby (take out excess air) after every feed, because
the air trapped in her system may cause her a lot of discomfort.
Another possible explanation for your baby's discomfort may lie in her
diet. Occasionally, allergy or sensitivity to something in the formula
or breast milk may lead to crying, but this is usually accompanied by other
How do I burp my baby
Babies often feel uncomfortable because
they have swallowed air. Burp the baby regularly during feeds in order
to expel swallowed air. Applying light pressure to the baby's abdomen (by
laying her across your lap, tummy down, or upright against your shoulder)
while patting or rubbing her back has also been known to be effective.
When you are breastfeeding your baby, you can hold the baby against your
shoulder for 30 seconds to one minute before offering her the second breast.
How can I prevent my baby from swallowing air
Parents can take a few precautionary
measures to prevent the baby from swallowing air. Babies will swallow less
air if you keep them upright as much as possible during feeding and burping.
The right-size teat hole on a bottle will also reduce air intake. If you
are breastfeeding the baby, you should position them in a semi-upright
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