Belching is important for baby because when baby belches, the air that is in her stomach will be put outside. If baby doesn’t belch, it can make baby vomits, easily chokes and for some babies, it can make her stomach puff up.
The gas that is in her stomach can cause colic (stomachache). It can make her cries for long time because of the hurt and she doesn’t feel comfortable. Indirectly, when she cries there will be some gas that enter to her stomach. This will make her condition worst.
When you make your baby belch, try to clap her back softly and do it several times. In order to protect you and your baby from the liquid that she might vomit it, put the bib on your baby’s neck or little towel in your shoulder.
If you are confused how to make your baby belch, you can follow these steps:
- You sit firmly and carry your baby on your chest.
- Put your baby’s chin on your shoulder and hold the baby’s hand with one of your hands.
- Your another hand clap her back softly and do it several times.
If your baby cries and it seems she does not feel comfortable when you breastfeed her, just stop breastfeeding her for a while. Make your baby belch and you can change your position. After that you can breastfeed her again. Try to make your baby belch every time she consumes 60-90 ml so that there will be no much gas that put in. if her stomach is easy to puff up, every 5 minutes try to make her belch when she drinks milk.
For baby whose age is 6 months, commonly she needs 10-15 minutes to belch. If baby does not belch, it is possible that she will vomit. If your baby is getting older, you don’t need to make her belch because she can swallow the foods without inhaling too much air.