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1. Try to make feeding times as quiet and relaxed as possible. The fewer interruptions, the less chance your baby will gulp more air. Burp your baby every 2 to 3 ounces if bottle feeding, every 3 to 5 minutes if breastfeeding. 2. Never feed a baby while s/he is lying down, and always try and keep baby upright immediately after feedings for at least 20 minutes, either in your arms or in an infant seat. 3. Never jostle baby around immediately after a feeding. This may cause their tiny stomachs to revolt, and you to be wearing a fountain of baby puke. 4. Try and feed your baby s/he becomes frantically hungry - the more s/he cries, the more air they will swallow, causing a pocket of gas under the formula or breast milk, which will eventually come spewing out. 5. Keep the bottle nipple filled with liquid during the entire feeding - this also cuts down on air consumption. 6. Don't overfeed your baby. If s/he doesn't finish a bottle, avoid the temptation to urge them to finish. They will know when they're full and if you overfeed, the extra liquid will just come back up. 7. It may also be helpful to try and burp your baby before feeding the bottle. This will eliminate any air pockets in the tummy and may reduce the spit-ups. 8. When all else fails, if your baby is just a spitter, always have a burp cloth (or even a towel) nearby to clean up the messes. Keep a bib on your baby at all times to protect those cute outfits, and even place a blanket down under the baby to protect your carpets. Try and clean up any spit-up as soon as possible to avoid staining.
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