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How should you burp your baby?

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  • Don’t try to burp your baby when they are feeding greedily. That is likely to upset them, make them cry, and cause them to swallow even more air. Pick a time when they slow down or are taking a break.
  • Use the burping position they appear most comfortable with. There are three basic positions in which to gently pat and rub your baby’s back:

1. Over your shoulder

2. Sitting on your lap, facing out or to the side

3. Lying face down on your lap

From: Gas in Babies WebMD Medical Reference

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Caring for Your Baby and Young Child , The American Academy of Pediatrics, Bantam, 1999.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

SOURCE: 

Caring for Your Baby and Young Child , The American Academy of Pediatrics, Bantam, 1999.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 08, 2018

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