Do I need to burp my baby after every feeding
After or in between feedings it is good to burp your baby, however you don't have to burp them after every feeding, as your baby gets older some will burp on their own. By 4 to 6 months old, many babies have outgrown burping. They've become more efficient eaters and don't swallow as much air. Don't bother burping your baby if she seems content or falls asleep during or after a feeding.
If your baby seems uncomfortable while feeding, is squirmy, or pulls away and starts crying, give burping a try. Some parents take a burping break halfway through a bottle or for nursing moms when they switch breasts.
Burping a baby, there are a few different ways. Hold your baby against your chest so her chin is resting on your shoulder. Support her with one hand and gently pat or rub her back with the other. Sit your baby on your lap facing away from you. Use one hand to support his body, the palm of your hand supporting his chest while your fingers gently support his chin and jaw. (Make sure you're not putting your fingers around their throat.) Lean your baby slightly forward and gently pat or rub their back with your other hand.Lay your baby face down on your legs so she's lying across your knees, perpendicular to your body. Support her chin and jaw with one hand. Make sure your baby's head isn't lower than the rest of her body, so blood doesn't rush to her head. Pat or rub her back with the other hand. When trying this burping method, you may want to put a cloth over your lap to catch any spit-up.