How to get rid of gas in a baby?
Belching or gas
When babies feed they may swallow a little air that makes them uncomfortable. It may occur more frequently when they are bottle-fed than when they are breast-fed.
When this happens, it is important to stop feeding and try to help them expel this air.
It is important to take a break while feeding the baby to burp the baby and get rid of gas. If we are breastfeeding, we do it when we change breasts, if we do it with a bottle, it is advisable to do it every 2 or 3 ounces.
We can do it in different ways:
- We place the baby in a vertical position, resting his head on our shoulder, we move our hand along the back from the bottom up, applying gentle pressure or gently tapping it.
- We sit the baby on our lap, we hold his chest and head with one hand and with the other we perform gentle strokes on his back.
- We lay the baby face down on our lap, placing his head a little higher than his chest. We gently hit or make circles with our hand on the back.