Question by SHEMH:
Breastfeeding moms, is it ok to not burp baby after feeding him/her at night time?

I am breastfeeding my 7-week old son and I do the “lying-down” position so he sleeps continuously. If I would have to carry him to burp him, he would be wake up and I had to put him to sleep again. What are the consequences of not burping him after feeding during sleeping time?


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Answer by Leah
What goes in, must come out. Since babies do not naturally burp and fart like us, it can make your baby extremely uncomfortable. Gas pains in a baby is painful :(

Answer by tamara m
Burping is a bottle feeding practice- breastfed babies do not need to be burped after a feed unless they are in obvious discomfort. I never bothered with it personally and my son is not any the worse for it!
If he’s asleep he doesn’t need burping, a breastfed baby that needs burping will not sleep.

Answer by cathrl69
The consequences depend on your baby. I had two babies who I did not burp because they hated it and were not any more uncomfortable whether I did it or not.

Try. If he wakes up ten minutes later with wind, you’ll know he needs burping.

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