Some babies will burp while feeding, others will not burp regardless of what you do. Some babies get uncomfortable if not burped, while others seem fine.
Common burping methods include holding the baby over your shoulder while gently rubbing and patting the back or, holding the baby in a sitting position, supporting the neck and gently patting or rubbing the back.
Spitting up is normal, especially when you are burping your baby. If the spit up is milky-looking and is not painful for your baby, we do not worry about it. If there is forceful vomiting, you should contact your pediatrician for further guidance.
Parents can expect very little sleep when they bring their newborn home. Dr. Annie Zimmer, Pediatrician with Boys Town Pediatrics, offers some advice for parents during the first few months and at what age a baby should start to develop a consistent sleep pattern.
Sleep-related deaths are the leading cause of infant death between 1 month and 1 year of age. In Ohio, more than three infant deaths each week are sleep-related. Many of these deaths are preventable. Practice the ABC’s of safe sleep: Babies should always sleep Alone, on their Backs, in a Crib.