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How do I burp my baby during breastfeeding?

Dr. Michael Roizen, MD
Internal Medicine
You should burp your baby before moving him or her from one breast to the other, and then after he or she finishes. Hold your baby so his or her head is over your shoulder and rub or pat his or her back gently. The key to a successful burp is to provide a little counter-pressure under your baby's stomach with your collarbone. The gentle pushing against his or her belly, not the back pat, is what really does it (although patting does dislodge bubbles).
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