How to Burp Your Baby

Burping helps your baby to eliminate the intestinal gas or the air swallowed during meals. The baby feels better after burping.

Not all babies need to be burp all the time. Some babies never need this procedure. Many breastfed babies do not swallow enough air to ruffle, or they only need to burp after a large meal, not after a late snack.

Each baby is different. Some nursing babies swallow a lot of air at the beginning of feeding when breast milk comes down. This is especially true for the babies who eat fast and greedy and those who do not catch right the nipple. Some of the babies nursed learn to catch the nipple well and swallow less air, so they need less burp.

During burping, protect yourself with a towel and watch where target. It is normal for babies to regress a little milk with the air when burping.


Many parents use the following methods, but you have to find the one that is comfortable for you and your baby:


  • Over the shoulder – Hold the baby over your shoulder, make sure the baby’s head is supported. Use one hand to hold the baby and the other to burp.
  • Sitting on your lap – Put the baby face down in the lap and lift one foot so that the head is higher than the stomach. Then beat him or gently massage his back.
  • In the sitting – Holds the baby sitting in the lap and support the chin and the upper part of the body with your hand. Beat it or massage it lightly on the back.

If your baby seems fussy while feeding, stop the breastfeeding, burp your baby, and then begin feeding again.

If your baby doesn’t burp after a few minutes, change the baby’s position and try burping for another few minutes before feeding again. Always burp your baby when feeding time is over.