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William is 2 and a half weeks old now and we are having trouble burping him. He uses a Pigeon bottle with peristaltic teat, which seems to cut down on the amount of air he takes in, but I know that he is taking in air because I can hear it gurgling into his tummy.
Sometimes I will try and burp him for 5 mins sitting him up on my lap with his jaw resting on my hand, over my shoulder or holding him up under his arms jiggling him about a bit, and still don't get much wind up. Half the time he'll bring some wind up 5 mins later with a whole heap of milk. This morning I got up to find he'd been lying in a puddle or regurgitated milk from his previous feed. Poor little fella - it was a cold night last night.
Can anyone give any hints on how to burp him a bit better?
My baby had terrible wind and colic when she was a bit younger. We used to hold her like you have been, and also across my arm on her tummy. That worked ok. When all else failed we used wind (or colic) drops. We tried the Brauer brand colic drops but found them a bit too strong for her. The best one we found was the Rainbow Brand homeopathic drops. Its called 'Baby soothing syrup'. After giving her that she would either burp or fart... but either way is fine! As long as she was bringing up wind I didnt mind! You can buy it at most health food shops.
On the upside, it eases up as they get older. They seem to bring wind up much easier. Hang in there! :rolleyes:
With Raleigh, we sit her up on our lap with her head in our hands and slightly lean her forward to burp her. My husband also sometimes lays her across his knees (tummy down) with her head supported and gently pats her back. Raleigh was very windy as a 2wko. We ended up giving her gripe water which really helped. Often within minutes of giving it to her. Another thing to move wind is to place the baby on their back, bend and push their knees up to their belly (holding the ankles) lowering and raising for a few minutes. It helps move the gas and often if its intestinal, will come out as a massive fart :)
Jen & Daz
Hi there my little one has had wind problems since birth. I find the best way to burp him (told by midwife) is to have baby over the shoulder so their chin rests on your shoulder and rub clockwise. If they are either farting or burping it's getting their wind out. I have tried Brauers (no good) Infacol (good but to expensive) i am currently trying Marina Infant Mixture (Recommened) and it's doing a great job you can find this at your local chemist or buy it online. Take a look at their website www.morzone.com.au
Hope things get better for you soon :)
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