Date: August 3rd, 2009
Question: When breastfeeding, do you burp your infant afterward and why?
Explination: I have read many theories on this and have come up with 2
catagories of answers/ideas.
Idea 1: Babies don't swollow air, during breastfeeding, like they can
during bottlefeeding, as their mouth is tightly sealed or latched onto
the nipple. Therefore burping is NOT needed after breastfeeding.
Idea 2: Babies swollow air from their nose as they're still learning
how to cordinate sucking, swollowing and breathing, all at the same
time. Thus passing gas bubbles into the belly. Therefore burping IS
needed after breastfeeding.
I just wanted to know, from women with experience, did you burp after
breastfeeding and if so, did it help at all?
Stephanie - Thumper's Mama
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