Gassy baby is gassy
August 7, 2012 10:34 PM Subscribe
Please give me your best tips to burp a six week old, or otherwise soothe a gassy infant.
posted by bq to Science & Nature (27 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
Baby is six weeks old. He is in a co-sleeper attached to our bed. Breastfeeding and sleeping are going well except that at night - around 3 am or so usually - he starts grunting and straining loudly, which keeps us awake. He's not crying and is usually actually asleep while he makes these noises. Sometimes the straining will result in a loud fart or poop, but he just keeps on with the grunting. I've tried burping him after feelings, but it's hard to get a good burp out of him. I've tried bicycle legs during the grunting sessions but that doesn't seem to produce anything or make him more comfortable.
I don't think it's reflux as he rarely spits up. My supply is fine and I don't think we have an oversupply problem or an over active letdown.
What are your burping best practices or other suggestions? Besides earplugs?