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Burping and Drooling

Best ways to burp your baby

Corkey Harvey, MS, RN, IBCLC, discusses the best ways to get your baby to burp. Many parents may do this differently, which is completely fine. How you decide to burp your baby, whether it’s with gentle rocking or light pats on the back, depends on the baby, so it’s important to have a good understanding of their needs. The upright position with some rubbing and light patting can help, or you might want to try something else. Just be sure not to pat your baby’s back too hard, and keep in mind that they love rhythmic patterns.


One of the big questions parents ask us is how to burp the baby, when to burp the baby, should I burp the baby? And, interestingly not all babies need to burp. It's gonna take you a little while to get to know your own baby's needs. But at first you're gonna try. Some babies spit up, some babies don't, some spit up a lot, and it's not really an issue. If your baby spits up and they're growing well, and seemingly happy, we call those babies happy spitters. So, when they bring up air they might bring ... Read more

Babies drool. It’s a fact of life. Pediatrician Tanya Altmann explains how more often than not, you will find saliva dripping out of your baby’s mouth.

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