Do I need to burp my baby?
Babies swallow air when drinking from a bottle. You can reduce the amount of air your baby swallows by:
- Using "Paced" or "baby-led" bottle feeding methods
- Pause the feeding and burp your baby every 60-90mls (2-3oz)
- Avoiding over-feeding your baby by following their cues
More details are available in the Infant Formula: What you need to know resource at the top of this page.
How to burp your baby
Hold your baby in an upright position against your shoulder or sitting on your lap. This helps the air bubble to come up more easily. Gently rub or pat baby’s back.
Sometimes a burp brings up some milk as well. Some babies spit up after feedings. This is nothing to worry about as long as your baby is gaining weight.