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Burping

Burping 101

There’s a lot of new tricks parents need to learn with their newborn, and burping is one of those basic of fundamentals.  After feeding, excess gas gets trapped in baby’s stomach and needs to be released.  Burping releases these gas bubbles back up the esophagus and out through the mouth, insuring that your baby will not suffer from gas-related discomfort.  Regular and consistent burping after each feeding can insure a happy baby, free from stomach pain and excess crying.

The two most common burping positions are over your shoulder or sitting on your lap.  No matter which position you prefer, make sure you position a burp cloth by your baby’s mouth to catch any excess spit-up.

Courtesy of Eugene Pediatric Associates

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