Babies, especially brand new ones, are tricky customers. They need so much, from feeding to changing to burping, but their ways of communicating what exactly they need can be a little tricky to understand. Over time, you'll start to figure out what your baby means with a certain cry or wiggle, but in the meantime, this little primer of signs your baby needs to burp, like yesterday, will hopefully help you figure out one of the basics.
When your baby needs to burp, she is likely to start squirming when you're trying to feed her or start to fuss while taking a bottle or breast. Your baby might even refuse to keep eating until the gas has passed. Every baby is different in how often he needs to be burped. Babies who are breastfed are less likely than bottle-fed babies to need frequent burping because the flow of formula through a nipple can be faster, causing them to ingest more air. Luckily babies need to be burped less frequently starting from around two or three months old, according to Parents. Even still, they will need some help passing gas.
In the meantime, look out for these clues that will help you figure out when your baby really needs that burp.