Did you know that burping is very beneficial for babies. When the mother is breastfeeding the baby, the air often enters the milk so that the volume of air is swallowed up by the baby. Especially if you are breastfeeding in an inappropriate position so that the baby often cries due to the discomfort of getting breast milk.
Such conditions will increase the volume of incoming air so that it allows air to enter to be stuck at the top of the hull. The result will make flatulence and babies fussy. That’s why burping can help reduce the risk of flatulence in babies.
Burping the baby will help to release all the air bubbles that make the baby uncomfortable. In addition, burping will help the baby not to spit up. Spitup is a condition in which the baby secretes fluid in his mouth, generally in the form of breast milk. By burping the baby, it will reduce spitting up that occurs after the mother breastfeeds the baby.
Another benefit of belching is that it reduces fussiness due to an uncomfortable stomach condition. Babies who have flatulence will experience discomfort and make them cry frequently. Burping for babies has a difference, there is something that needs to be burped for, some for yourself.
Even so, at the age of 0-9 months, babies cannot burp on their own because they only lie down. Babies at this age are not able to sit or help the air to escape from the stomach after drinking breast milk. Thus, to burp a baby aged 0-9 months, a position that helps the baby to burp is needed.
Burp your baby in the following positions:
1. Position facing back
You can place a small horse on the shoulder to hold back the vomit. Then hold the baby to face backwards on your shoulders. Next, straighten your body and allow it to rest the baby’s head on your shoulder. Then you can use one hand to hold the baby’s nape and buttocks, while on the other hand you can stroke it until your baby is burping.
2. Prone position on the lap
You can make your baby face down on your lap. Then you can support the baby’s chest with your hands so that the head is higher with the body. Next, stroke the back until the baby burps.
3. Position is carried at the front
You can carry the baby by supporting it on the nape and buttocks. Then try to make the baby’s head a little higher then you put a small towel on his chest to accommodate the vomit. Finally, you can rub your baby’s back to burp.
Position making baby burp will last a minimum of 0-4 months. Basically, at 4 months, babies can burp without the need for help using the position above.