Young babies are not very efficient at burping up gas and need their caregivers to help them. If they swallow air during a meal, this can cause pain and discomfort and lead to crying. Crying due to gas pain can often be avoided by burping the baby thoroughly after a feed. Sitting or holding the baby upright and patting or rubbing their back can help them to bring their wind up. If the baby is very gassy, burping at intervals during feeding can help. As the baby gets older and becomes more mobile, they will be able to release trapped wind themselves.
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