I'm going to write a book titled The Art of the Burp, although it would be really short because I don't really know what I'm talking about (not like that excludes you from penning a bestseller). Does anybody really know what they're doing when burping their baby? If we're being honest, I think we're all just grasping at straws. It can be a frustrating process for everyone involved, including that sweet cherub on your shoulder. In fact, I'm sure there are quite a few things your baby is thinking while you try to get them to burp.
My baby was a terrible at burping which is, honestly, inexplicable. I am a champion at belching, so this should be second nature to her. I did the breastfeeding and formula combo, but it didn't seem to matter if I gave her my boob or the bottle. I couldn't get her to burp to save my life. Because I was a new mom, I was positively freaking out about all the gas that I was sure was building up in there. If pregnancy taught me anything, it's that reflux is the worst, so I definitely didn't want my newborn suffering that.
Eventually I did figure out how to get her to release those air bubbles (sitting up on my lap), but I can only imagine what must have been going through her mind as I made my feeble novice mommy attempts to burp her.