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What techniques can I use to wind my baby?

Babies often take in air with their milk and aren’t able to burp properly so winding is an essential part of feeding your baby.  Wind is caused by swallowing air when feeding, crying or simply breathing. The air fills your baby’s tummy, which can make them feel uncomfortable and quite full up before they’ve had enough milk to drink. Both breastfed and formula fed babies can suffer from wind
 
For formula fed infants, tilting the bottle to ensure that the milk fills the teat can help.  Also feeding your baby in an upright or near-upright position can minimise the amount of air they take in during feeding.
 
Popular Winding positions:
Place your baby over your shoulder with their bottom supported by your arm on that side. As your baby is in an upright, stretched out posture (this is a good ‘burping position’),pat or rub their back with your other hand. Sit your baby upright on your lap, encircling them with your arm. Allow your baby to lean forward slightly, so that their tummy rests against your arm. This position will gently compress their abdomen which may help to bring up the wind. Pat or rub their back and sides with your other hand. Place your baby face down on your lap. Hold them firmly with one hand and pat or rub their back and sides gently with the other.
 

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