Burping newborns: the basics
If you think your baby swallows a lot of air when feeding or has trouble getting rid of wind, you might like to burp them.
Put a cloth over your shoulder. Put your baby over your shoulder and support them with your hand on the same side. When your baby is upright, gently rub their back with your other hand.
More burping positions to try
Sit your baby upright on your lap. Lean your baby forward and support their head and neck with your fingers. With your free hand, rub your baby’s back gently.
Place your baby face down on your lap or your forearm so they’re looking sideways, supported by your knee or hand. Rub your baby’s back gently with your other hand. Avoid this position if your baby brings up milk or vomits a lot.
After burping: understanding your baby’s cues
If your baby is still upset after being burped, the problem might be something other than wind. Is your baby still hungry? Do they have a dirty nappy? Are they unwell?