As helpful as it would be, babies don't come with their own "how-to" manual. Parents have the endlessly exciting (read: exhausting) job of decoding their baby's each and every move, hiccup, and dirty diaper to ensure their little one is happy, healthy, and nourished. One of the common concerns of new mothers is that their baby is uncomfortable because of how often they burp. Burping is commonly thought of as a sign of stomach pain, so their worry isn't without warrant. However, learning a few of the most common reasons breastfed babies burp so much is essential for all new moms because burping isn't usually a bad sign.
According to Parents,babies burp a lot whether they're breastfed or bottle-fed — it's just their digestive system doing its job. Typically though, breastfed babies burp less often than bottle-fed babies. However, there are certain factors that may cause your breastfed baby to burp more than you think they should. To make things even more confusing (and that imaginary manual even more enticing), baby burps can be caused by a variety of factors, some having to do with diet, others with the way they're breastfeeding. Whatever the cause of your baby's burps, knowing why it's happening can help you determine whether it's a "normal" burp or an "upset" burp so you can both be as comfortable as possible.