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Your baby that is! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"><br><br>
I read a <a href="http://www.mothering.com/experts/palmer-archive.shtml#burp" target="_blank">Mothering article about burping</a> awhile back while browsing the articles and it was really neat. I sometimes burp my ds (same with my dd when she was smaller)... I can usually tell when they need to burp. Usually it's just when my milk lets down really fast which isn't happening near as often now that my body has finally figured out that I don't need milk for twins. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">: :LOL<br><br>
So... do YOU burp your baby?
 

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I hardly ever burp Maggie anymore. (Goodness- just looked and saw a typo that made me look like a BAD parent. I do NOT burn my child!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> ) She burps when she needs to, doesn't ever seem to have gas pain, and spits up no matter what because of her reflux.<br><br>
So I can't even remember the last time I actually burped her.
 

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I have to burp ds (7.5 weeks) or he's miserable. He has reflux and will always throw up if I don't burp after he nurses (and it burns, so he sobs when he throws up!). He has these *huge* he-man burps, it is amazing. They are louder than dh's. DD, on the other hand, now 2, didn't need burped that much, she'd do it on her own.<br><br>
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Meglet and I must be living the same life. I too have a 7.5 week old boy with reflux. If I don't burp him then the gas comes up later with lots of milk or curds along with it. Or even worse - it doesn't make it all the way up and he just coughs and cries. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Sometimes I'm amazed at how he can have so much air in his belly - his burps are so big!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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Meglet and I must be living the same life. I too have a 7.5 week old boy with reflux. If I don't burp him then the gas comes up later with lots of milk or curds along with it. Or even worse - it doesn't make it all the way up and he just coughs and cries. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
Sometimes I'm amazed at how he can have so much air in his belly - his burps are so big!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!">
 

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I'm glad you posted the link to that mothering article. It was interesting. I feel much better about our feeding style. I religiously burped both children for the first approx month of life and then it stopped, mostly out of life or laziness, I'm not sure which. They have just wanted to eat and fall asleep or eat and go so burping quickly become non-existent. Mind you, neither child has ever had a problem with gas or anything, but sometimes I have wondered if I should be burping the baby more often. BUT, it has worked for us. Glad to see that I'm not alone in this trend...
 
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