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When to stop burping baby?

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sallykins123 Tue 01-Mar-16 19:47:59

My LO is 7 months. I've ready various places that you don't need to burp baby once they are sitting up and active etc. But nighttime bottles she falls asleep during it, therefore I don't get a burp out of her after, unless I manage to carry her up over my shoulder.

I've just put her down for the night, after a bottle and no burp, is it ok? She wouldn't choke if she burped?

QueenMolotov Tue 01-Mar-16 19:56:20

I would lie her on her side and extend her arm (the one against the mattress) forwards to prevent her rolling over onto her tummy. If she does a milky burp, it will freely come out smile You can also place a rolled blanket along her body to prevent a tummy-roll, but it has been 4y since I last had a newborn, so advice on best practice may have changed.

Hth! (And thanks for your input on my thread on Baby Names smile)

Technoremix Tue 01-Mar-16 19:58:48

I bf but never had to burp my baby. I thought it was a made up thing grandparents liked to do!

kimlo Tue 01-Mar-16 20:00:22

I never burped my babies even as newborns, they just weren't windy babies and if I tried nothing came up. At 7 months she will be fine unless she has big problems with wind anyway.

polkadotdelight Tue 01-Mar-16 20:02:33

I think we stopped at about 8 months, Id been doing it out of habit and a friend mentioned that they had stopped which made me think. I think I would still have been doing it now (17m) otherwise!

Caterina99 Tue 01-Mar-16 20:21:06

DS is 8 months. I've mostly stopped in the last few weeks as he wont stay still long enough. I do try a bit more on his last bottle before bed, but he usually randomly burps whenever now. He had wind issues when smaller, so it was a big thing.

HoneyDragon Tue 01-Mar-16 20:22:57

No so soon as to risk explosion but definitely before their heads fall off.

ZiggyFartdust Tue 01-Mar-16 20:51:51

I've never done it unless they obviously had trapped wind. They just burp if they need to!

FreeButtonBee Tue 01-Mar-16 20:55:46

I burp mine. Otherwise they moan and groan for ages and properly wake themselves up

Easing off now at 7mo for the baby. So I burp during daytime feeds to make sure he takes a bit more. Definitely for bedtime feed. Night feeds, I generally just lump him back into his cot. CBA with that in the night. If he's squirmy then I pick him up and give it a go. But I fucking hate burping babies.

ODog Tue 01-Mar-16 21:09:26

If DS fell asleep feeding then no. I never put too much effort into burping (but agree with op that grandparents love it). I would sit him up after a feed for a while and give his back a it of a pat/rub and if it came up then great but I didn't endless whack his back if it wasn't happening.

Artandco Tue 01-Mar-16 21:15:27

I never burped either of mine. I also thought it was some kind of Victorian thought

PeaceLoveAndJaffaCakes Tue 01-Mar-16 21:41:23

When I had my PFB, someone told me breastfed babies didn't need burping. I smugly announced this to my father, to his absolute horror. One volcanic vomit later, and we burped after every feed, day or night shock
I think DS started doing it himself after about 6 months, but sometimes needs assistance even now at 14 months.

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