I always burp him! He will either wake up, sick up, or get really cranky if I lay him down with trapped air in him. LO has to be in a sightly raised position for at least an hour after eating or he pukes a bit. I usually hold hm for a half hour then put him in his swing or his raised bassinet and always on his back. The only way I let him sleep on his belly is when I hold him to my chest and I'm wide awake. He's so cuddly that way and he relaxes fast. I really want to get a wrap so I can actually do things when I hold him like that.
Oh, I'm expressing and use dr browns bottles to reduce excess air intake. I still get good burps out of him! If you lay him down flat a few minutes after he eats, put a burp cloth under his head and turn his head to the side so it won't choke him that easily if he does spit up.
At night if he falls asleep while feeding, I unlatch him and keep holding him up at my shoulder in the burp position, without actually burping, just for a couple mins before putting him down flat on his back.
If I am feeding laying down, we are both on our sides, facing each other, and no burping. He stays on his side and then rolls onto his back whenever.
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