Hi all, just wanted to know when bub burps do we offer more milk to them? And what about if bub has hiccups after a burp, what does that mean? Should we offer more milk to stop the hiccups?
With DD I would feed until she removed herself from my breast or the bottle, burp her until her stomach wasn't making that glugging sound (or if I thought she'd burped enough) then offer my other breast or some more bottle until she took herself off and burp again. Depending on how long/how much she had drunk I would do this a few times until she was either refusing the breast/bottle or seemed satisfied.
Hiccoughs are ususally the diaphragm (muscle which sit under your lungs/rib cage) spasaming. It's quite normal for babies and adults to get them and babies are more prone because their bodies are still so young. You may have felt bub hiccough whilst in your tummy. Sometimes the diahragm will spasm if air has been taken in whilst drinking to aid digestion/burping. If your bub gets them it's ok to burp and then offer more milk. Babies will often fall asleep and stay asleep through hiccoughs. My dd was very prone to them and would often hiccough in her sleep.
If you have trouble getting a burp out you can try putting a small amount of pressure on bubs tummy by laying him/her on your lap.