Saturday, October 10, 2009


Newborns and infants need to be burped after breast feed and bottle-feeding so as to bring up the unwanted gas bubble formation as they gulp air. Sreya has always been really lazy to burp and hated it soo much that it would some times take a lot of times to keep her awake.. she just used to sleep in whatever posture I was trying to burp her.

The doctor's suggestion was to never bottle-feed the newborn sleeping flat, always hold her in the arms, close to the body and feed her. Keep the head of the baby raised.

Never ever neglect burping the baby no matter how long it takes initially..

I luckily used Ventaire bottles by Playtex the shape of which vastly reduced the gas bubble formation and touchwood she has never had the gas problem.. would highly recommend the same to mom's. The ease of use with two ends cleanable is something which I liked the best... I dont have to really worry if the bottom is cleaned well or not and all that...

The date below is pasted from How Stuff Works..

Babies generally swallow some air as they feed, although breast-fed babies tend to swallow less air than bottle-fed babies. To minimize the amount a bottle-fed baby swallows, try to always keep the nipple full of formula as you feed. Regardless of the method of feeding, an air bubble may accumulate and make your baby uncomfortable. To prevent that distress, you should burp her at the conclusion of each feeding; you may also want to burp her at the midpoint of the feeding to prevent the buildup of too large a bubble.

There are a number of common positions to burp a baby, and no one of them is the right one. You will eventually find the one that is most effective for your baby, although on some occasions, you may have to run through the whole repertoire of burping positions until you get results.

These positions generally have in common putting some slight pressure on the baby's abdomen -- by placing her against your shoulder so she faces backward; by sitting her on your lap, resting her midsection on your forearm or hand; or by laying her face down across your lap and then gently rubbing or patting the middle of her back. Remember to protect the area beneath her mouth with a cloth because she is quite likely to bring up some milk with the gas bubble; this is usually only a small amount and does not indicate a feeding problem.

Some babies don't accumulate a large bubble or aren't made uncomfortable by one, so if your baby doesn't burp after several minutes of concerted effort, there is no point in exhausting both of you in a marathon burping session.

Of course, you want to spare your baby any discomfort that might result from an air bubble, but if your burping efforts aren't successful, the worst that may happen is your baby noisily lets you know when the bubble is making her uncomfortable, at which point you can renew your burping efforts.

So far our discussion around feeding and feeding option has focused on the mother. In the next section, we will explore how fathers can contribute.

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nenu pettina ee kinda link lo 1 min daggara aame chesina padathi nenu explain chesindi...ila cheyandi burp baaga vastundi...

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