Do I need to burp my baby

Generally, it is advised that you burp your baby if they are bottle-feeding as there is a greater likelihood of your baby sucking in air as they feed. Babies who breastfeed tend to suck in less air as they create a good seal around the breast as they feed.


However, like anything, all babies are completely different and it's important that you do what you think works best for your baby. There is no right or wrong way! Some breastfed babies may need to be burped following each feed, especially if you experience a fast let-down of milk and find that your baby is glugging at the breast. The reason for this is that due to a fast flow of milk, your baby may suck in air as they are trying to co-ordinate their suckling, swallowing, and breathing.



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