How long do you need to spend burping bf newborn?

(18 Posts)
Babybellyblues Fri 11-Jul-14 07:51:05

How long for and what is the best methods you've found?

Clearlymisunderstood Fri 11-Jul-14 07:53:51

I've never burped my ebf 6 week old. Didn't realise I was supposed to tbh blush

Mumof3xox Fri 11-Jul-14 07:57:51

It depends on the baby I think

As with most things they are all different, you need to find what works for you and baby

TarkaTheOtter Fri 11-Jul-14 07:58:17

It depends on the baby. Mine both had tongue tie and so their latch was a bit imperfect. This meant they swallowed air when feeding and would often be in pain from wind. I would pat, rub jiggle until they burped or I got too bored.

snoggle Fri 11-Jul-14 07:58:41

If nothing appears within a minute or so I give up. Or sometimes I forget. If I lay him down and he's got a burp coming its pretty obvious as he wriggles uncomfortably, so I pick him up and it usually just pops out.

Some people are fanatical winders. They sit patting for hours trying to get something out. I'm not, but never had very windy babies either.

Babybellyblues Fri 11-Jul-14 08:03:55

This baby is different from my first dc who i didn't bother burping much as he didn't need it.

He is only 2 days old and is feeding lots but does seem to need burping so that's why I was wondering. Most information seems to be for older babies and for bottle fed babies.

TheXxed Fri 11-Jul-14 08:04:16

I never burped my DS

combust22 Fri 11-Jul-14 09:05:58

I never burped my babies.

Hedgehogging Fri 11-Jul-14 09:37:19

I usually do for a few minutes but mainly because if I lie her flat straight away milk tends to come back up! I think it may be a psychological prop for me now but I reckon the patting helps send her back to sleep at night too.

PastaandCheese Fri 11-Jul-14 12:58:30

I also never burped my babies apart from DS who seemed to need it around weeks 2-5 for some reason.

I just used to put him over my shoulder and rub his back for a few minutes to check his tummy wasn't sore.

mrsmugoo Fri 11-Jul-14 16:33:42

Have never burped mine!

IShallCallYouSquishy Fri 11-Jul-14 20:20:57

DD next to never.

DS forever hmm very lazy feeder in the start and gulped a lot of air

fledermaus Fri 11-Jul-14 20:36:50

One baby, never did. If he started bobbing on and off I just sat him up and he burped.

Other baby had a tongue tie and was a sloppy feeder/swallowed air, so after a feed I would put her on my shoulder and rub her back, or sit her up leaning forward, and she'd burp within about 30 seconds. I wouldn't try for longer than a minute though, as I'd assume no burp.

ClariceBeanthatsme Fri 11-Jul-14 20:42:25

Dd I burped her its very satisfying when you get a little burp!
Ds never did.

Pointlessfan Sat 12-Jul-14 10:17:00

If she's very sleepy I don't bother. I try and do it between switching sides, usually holding her upright is enough. If she is uncomfortable/crying I put her on my shoulder and walk around until something comes up.

WhatsMyAgeAgain Wed 16-Jul-14 12:55:52

My baby has awful trapped wind when he was tinchy. Sometimes a good 20 minutes before the burp came out. A good one was sitting him on my lap and bending him fowrard and back, just really get that upper body moving. Also passing him between my husband and myself - I dont know if it was the actual handover that may have squeezed him slightly, or the change in position, but that was a good one.

I was so glad when he got big enough and wriggly enough to burp himself.

WhatsMyAgeAgain Wed 16-Jul-14 12:58:17

That feeling of sheer relief when he finally burped. One of the best feelings I've had as a mother. Just remembered the man burps we used to get when using gripe water. Sometimes I really miss that little newborn. (he's only 9 months but feels like a lifetime ago)

OneLittleToddleTerror Wed 16-Jul-14 13:00:33

Depends on the baby. I tried because that was what everyone told me to do. Then I figured out that DD didn't mind if I didn't burp her. So I wised up and stopped doing it.

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