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do you burp baby at night time

just wondering if you always burp at night time feedings. Sometimes little one falls asleep at the breast and I am reluctant to wake her up by burping her. Is it okay just to lay her down or should i always burp her?
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  • For my LO, the only symptom of not being burped was she'd spit up later. I think it's fine not to burp.
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  • I don't burp or change wet diapers (only dirty). I don't turn on the TV, lights or make any noise really. That way he can fall back asleep easily and know thats it night time still. No spit up at night either, just day. 
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  • Mmm79Mmm79
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    That's always my dilemma.  More often than not, I will burp him.  But if I burped him after the first breast and he falls asleep on the second, I typically don't burp him.

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  • I try to burp DS at his nighttime feeds but a lot of the time he won't burp for me.  So I usually will lay him against my shoulder like I'm burping him for a few minutes, hoping to either get a burp out of him, give time for the milk settle, or if he is going to spit up, it goes on the burp cloth and not him and his bed.  If he hadn't already fallen asleep at the breast, he'll fall back asleep on my shoulder.

     And like the pp said, the only consequence to not burping is spitting up, so not a big deal.     

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    I usually try to, but she often doesn't have it in her. Everyone keeps telling me this is fine for a breastfed baby, so as long as she doesn't get fussy later I think you're okay!
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  • If she falls asleep in the middle of eating i usually gently put her on my shoulder and rub her back rather than pat... it can take a while to burp that way and we usually fall asleep that way lol ... but she had a lot of choking episodes and im not comfortable putting her down even in the rnp without burping



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  • I do not burp at night. DD has never had a problem. I think I read somewhere that when they are drowsy in the middle of the night they are less likely to get air when BF, so their need to burp is small.

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  • My DD has never been much of a burper, so I do not feel it is necessary to burp her at night. I definitely wouldn't want to risk waking her just to see if she'll burp! Not worth it for us.

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  • I do but at the same time I can lay E down in her bed when she is awake and she will fall asleep so it isn't an issue if she wakes up after I feed her.  I find if she needs to burp, about 50% of the time and I don't burp her she will spit up and be more fussy.  




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  • It really depends on her mood at the time. When my DD is in a good mood and seems like she'll be easy to get back down I will burp her but if she seems like she's fussy and may be difficult to put back down I will skip the burping but my DD doesn't really spit up much. I think if I had a baby that did spit up more I'd probably be more concearned about burping because I'd be worried about her spitting up in her sleep.
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    If she's asleep, I don't burp her.  We don't usually see any consequences.  If she's even a little awake, I burp and then put her down. 
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  • I guess I'm the sole minority. We always burp both of them. If not there is always whiny-gassiness to follow.
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