Poor burping: number 1 cause of colic
Colicky babies need excellent burping skills!
A trapped wind can cause havoc in the life of a family! Some baby's are very hard to burp and if you have the bad luck to have a baby that can't burp, you'll know all about it.
This little gas bubble can cause a bloated feeling, cramps, poor feeds, poor sleeps, etc.. If enough gas is swallowed when feeding, the stomach cannot fill up as it should. This leads to a baby that is unfulfilled and consequently, wants to feed again before too long. The time between feeds gets less and they don't sleep as long as they should.
Different approach needed for hard to burp babies
Colicky and reflux babies respond best to a different style of burping... what we call 'active burping' techniques. A lot more movement and a variety of positions will almost always help to get those deeper burps to escape. Join a class and learn how to master this art!
Watch this demo of one of our six active burping techniques
Do all 6 every time you feed and within a few days they will be burping quite easily.