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#1 of 30 Old 01-13-2008, 12:31 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Just wondering. Thanks!
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DD is now 10 mos and I can't really remember doing it in months!

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i actually never tried to burp him!

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gee, there sure are a lot of wendys on mdc!
it's pretty interesting, considering the whole wendy/peter pan mom connection.

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Never burped mine. They always burped on their own.

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When she seemed like she was burping herself and/or my efforts were not producing anything. Maybe 4-5 mos. Both of mine were heavy spitter uppers so I probably did more burping and did it longer than most moms. I stopped burping at night when they stopped pooping at night and I no longer got up to change dipes. Current baby still spits up a bit at night but just a teeny bit and she can handle rolling her head to the side and spitting up on mattress. It is just a teeny bit now so no big deal.
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i actually cannot remember the last time i burped my son. granted he is 21 months old already, but i know it was LONG before his first birthday.

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Never burped mine. They always burped on their own.
Same here.

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I stopped burping her when she stop being still enough to burp. It was around 4 months I think. However my Mom was still able to burp her until she was 6 months or so. My Mom had the magic touch anyway. She would just pick up my DD and DD would belch. Seriously loud adult sized belches at that.

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It has been so long I honestly don't remember. Maybe around 4 months...I really don't know!
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I'd say around 4 months, too. He seems to burp on his own if he needs to pretty easily, so I just slowly stopped doing it.
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Thanks for the replies!

Several months ago my DH asked me if I burped our son after nursing. I said "no" and then wondered when the last time it was that I did burp him...two, maybe three months old? I guess I stopped trying when he seemed to do well enough on his own.

Then I thought, "I wonder how long I'm supposed to burp him?" Being a new mommy, I had no idea, and wondered what you all did.

I noticed there are a few Wendy's here too.
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my ds was 4 months old.

He started consistently burping himself as soon as I righted him up from BF.
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I think we stopped burping around six months or so. We could have done it sooner, but we did it mostly out of habit

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7 months here and still burping. He will certainly burp on his own, but then you're never sure when that will happen and a spit up always follows. Best to be in control and catch the spit up if possible!

I keep waiting for him to stop spitting up, but it still keeps coming...

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Huh. I honestly can't remember. Naked baby is almost 10mo now, spit up for the first time in a month () last night, and I'm sure I haven't burped him in months. Probably stopped before he started crawling (around 5.5 months).

Anyway, I stopped burping him when he stopped needing it.
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Gosh, I never burped mine. I guess he never seemed to need it...
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Gosh, I never burped mine. I guess he never seemed to need it...
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moms who never burped, were your LO breast or bottle fed?

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Oh gosh, almost 9 months here and still burping. Kiddo is a spitter-upper though and always a hard one to get to burp, even when you could hear the bubbles in his belly. Burps come easily now--a few pats on the back and most of it is out. If we don't, he crawls off, shakes himself up a bit (ie, pulls himself up and plops down a few times) then out comes the burp along with a little extra. If we take ten seconds to burp him, then the food stays down better.
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I have never burped DS. When he was a newborn, he would burp when I changed his position even slightly, so that worked for us. I never did it on purpose though, as he never seemed uncomfortable. I definitely got lucky with a non-gassy babe.

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DS is bottle-fed, so there was definitely air in there that needed to come out. I'd say that we stopped burping him when he was able to sit unassisted, right around 4.5 months.

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I learned with my kids that if you burp them they puke. If I don't burp them, and wait for 20 min after a feeding a little pat will produce a good burp with out the puke. That's just us though...

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Around 2 months he started burping himself. I still pat his back out of habit but he really just burps when he needs to.
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I had to burp DD a ton in the beginning - I spent much more time burping her than nursing her (she's always been a super speedy nurser, though - maybe that contributed to her gassiness/need to burp?). She was a huge spitter-upper and very gassy, and I just learned that if I didn't help her get a good (or, better, two or three good) burp out, she'd be really uncomfortable and fussy for a while, and would spit up even more.

But somewhere around 4 1/2 months, I realized I was just burping her out of habit and usually not with much success - she'd just burp herself later on. It was such a relief when I realized I didn't have to do it anymore. I've always loved nursing her, but honestly, the burping was often a PITA.
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I never really did burp DS. At first, I'd try for a minute or two, but nothing would happen and he didn't seem uncomfortable so I'd stop. Five or so minutes later, he'd burp on his own. After a week or so I stopped trying at all, and he still burped c. five minutes after a feeding. Sometimes at night, when I could tell he had stopped nursing because he needed to burp so I couldn't go back to sleep until after he had done so, I'd try to burp him, but it never sped things up so I quickly learned to catnap while waiting for him to burp on his own.
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I still have to burp my 6 month old. He burps on his own some, but not all the time. He's a refluxer and will end up vomiting later (not just spit up but actual vomit) if he doesn't get a burp out. I was told by one of the NICU nurses that babies who spend any length of time on CPAP end up being crappy burpers, as they get accustomed to air in their tummies.

Usually, though, we don't pat to burp- we just sit him up very straight (been burping like this since he was born). I pat him to soothe him, and sometimes it causes burps as a little bonus.
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Basically I think I stopped burping when she had enough muscle control to move around a bit and was sitting upright (around 4 months, I think)

nothing more to say I guess :
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Still burping regularly at 6 months. My DS has had tummy, burping, spit up issues all along but does seem to be getting better at burping on his own. He'll turn his head away from my breast and grunt and that usually means he's either done eating or needs to burp.
Gosh, how luck y NOT to have to burp!!
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Burping away at 4 months... Dd has reflux and tends to be gassy. She sometimes burps right when she sits up, but otherwise I burp her. It also makes catching the spit up easier when it comes!

I will probably keep burping as long as she has reflux anyway...

DD is breastfed, but also gets ebm in a bottle when I'm at work. She's burped with both.

Oh, but we never burp overnight - she never really wakes up to night-nurse, so I just let her stay sleeping. She farts a lot in the mornings, though!
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around 2-3 months...

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