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tips to reduce air swallowing while breastfeeding? or burping tips?

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My 2 week old is swallowing a lot of air while I feed her, I am wondering if there are feeding positions, or specific things I can do to help her not swallow so much air? Also, any tips for getting those uncomfortable bubbles out? She is not colicky, but fussy and grunty with a burp in her belly.

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I'm not sure how you're holding her when you burp her, but I found that my son did better with burping when he was sitting up on my lap, facing to the side.  I sort of propped him over my hand, just under his ribcage, and burped away.  He wasn't the greatest of burpers - I didn't always get a burp - but I found the position helped considerably. (Can't help on the breastfeeding; my son was bottle-fed.)
theres alot of potsitions u can try..u can probly google them to get pics of it..theres the cradle, the football hold and a few for burping you can try how ARIZONA explained or you can put him over your shoulder..if u think he hs gas in his belly you could lay him across your legs and rub his back or u can lay him on his back and push his legs up..he may have to fart and not always be a burp..hope this helps 
my daughter was gassy as well. My pediatrician suggested that if normal burping didn't work, lay her on her back and move her legs like she was riding a bike. He said that helped with gas and constipation. My favorite burping method is the one Arizona described. I found it worked way better than over-the-shoulder.I only breastfed exclusively for a little over a week, but I think eventually she'll get better at latching. If she is getting air it sounds like maybe she is getting enough nipple in her mouth. is a picture similar to the one they sent me home should have a whole mouthful of nip!

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