When I brought my
But I was also filled with questions and uncertainty. Like; is it ok to put baby to sleep without burping?
One day, I was sitting on the couch feeding my
No matter how hard or what technique I tried, my
I was worried about putting him to sleep without burping first. After all, it’s common advice to burp your
So, I used my 15+ year background as a researcher in the health and supplement world to find the answer.
I went through every study conducted on the benefits of burping a
I was surprised, to say the least!
Is It Ok To Put Baby To Sleep Without Burping?
You know the drill: you feed your baby, then you burp them. It’s one of the most essential parts of taking care of a newborn – or so we’ve been led to believe.
However, a growing body of research suggests that burping may not be necessary for all babies. In fact, some experts say that skipping the burp can actually be beneficial for both baby and parent.
So why the change of heart? One reason is that many babies simply don’t need to be burped.
Newborns tend to swallow a lot of air while they’re eating, but they eventually learn to control their breathing and swallowing so that they don’t take in as much air.
As a result, they may not need to be burped at all. And even when they do need to be burped, it’s often just a quick pat on the back that does the trick – no vigorous rubbing required.
Another reason why experts are rethinking the importance of burping is that it can actually disrupt a baby’s sleep.
When you stop to burp your baby, it interrupts their natural sleep rhythm and makes it harder for them to drift off again.
What Happens If I Don’t Burp My Baby Before Sleeping
A study tested the benefits of burping by dividing a group of moms and babies into two large groups. They then followed and tracked colic and burping patterns on each
After tracking for three months, the study found that the group that was burped did not show any reduction in colic or benefits from being burped when compared to the group that was never burped.
But what’s more interesting is that they found that the babies who were burped had a significantly higher risk of spitting up and regurgitating after feeding.
There are many things we consider absurd today that were once commonly held beliefs of society.
For a long time, we thought the world was flat (some people still think it is). We also thought that people with anxiety were possessed by demons… and that you could cure illnesses with a tobacco enema.
It turns out that burping a
But old habits are hard to change. I still burp my
But I no longer worry about it.
It is up to you to decide whether you go with scientific studies or the more traditional belief of burping. In either case, I always recommend you consult your doctor.
In either case, after researching burping more than I’m proud to admit, I have created this guide for you.
In this article, you will discover the answer to the most common
Remember, not every
The Differences Between Breastfeeding vs. Bottle feeding and Burping
According to studies from the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, the University of Auckland, babies who are breastfed and latch correctly generally swallow less air while eating, and therefore may not need to burp before they sleep.
Bottle-fed babies are more likely to need to burp since they have an increased chance of swallowing more air.
Do Colicky Babies Need More Burping?
But, again, if your
How you position your
2 Positions That Can Help Your
Baby Burp Faster
How you hold your
If you are holding them in a lying-down position, they are more likely to burp.
And holding them in an upright or semi-upright position can also improve your chances of burping.
Typically, it takes babies five to seven minutes to burp after feeding, so be patient and let the air release itself from their stomachs.
If you find your
Begin burping him again and see if that helps release the trapped air.
The Age Of Your
Baby Can Affect Burping
The older your
Babies won’t need as much burping once they reach about 4 or 5 months old. And the need for burping usually goes away after a few months.
3 Quick Ways to Tell If Your
Baby Needs To Burp
It’s hard to tell if your
But there are a few ways you can tell if your
- Is your
babyfussing and uncomfortable?
Showing signs of discomfort, as discussed above, if he’s prone to spitting up, or if he’s passing gas are all indicators your
babymay need to burp.
- Is your
babymaking a lot of noise, or even vomiting?
A lot of noise during or after a feeding session is a good sign that your
babyneeds to burp. As well as vomiting, which could be a sign of severe discomfort and air in the stomach.
- Is your
baby‘s stomach making loud noises after feeding?
This is a great way to check and see if your
babyneeds to burp. Loud stomach noises, which can be heard with or without a stethoscope, are often caused by excess air in the baby’s tummy.
Babies tend to swallow air during their feeding sessions and produce these audible stomach rumbles as gas builds up in their tummies.
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you can try burping your
Should I Let My
Baby Rest Before Burping?
As we discovered from different studies, moving your
How Long After Feeding Can I Put My
There is no set amount of time after feeding to put your
Likewise, if he’s cranky or fidgety, spend some more time trying to get the air out and get a nice big burp.
Generally, it’s safe to put your
The Trick To Getting Your
Baby To Burp While Laying Down
If you’re worried about waking your
Does Spit-Up Count As A Burp?
Spit-up is not the same thing as a burp. However, it may be a result of not properly burping your
Studies say that burping can actually cause spit-up, so it is best to keep a close eye on how your
A small amount of spit-up is normal, but if it constantly happens after every feeding or there is a considerable amount, it’s a good idea to contact your pediatrician and let them know what’s going on.
A Quick Summary of This Guide…
It’s ok to put a
It’s safe to put a
Spit-up is normal for babies, but if it’s constant or there’s a lot of it, then contact your pediatrician for recommendations.
If you’re ever in doubt about something, your pediatrician is usually a phone call away.
You’re doing a wonderful job, don’t worry about getting everything perfect. Remember, the fun is in the journey!
PS. Leave a comment if you found this guide helpful. Don’t be afraid to ask any questions as well. I’m here to help in any way I can!