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18 August 2003

Bringing up wind

Far too much emphasis is placed on winding. It is not imperative for a baby to be winded after a feed. If you do, keep it short – two to three minutes will do.

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Far too much emphasis is placed on winding. It is not imperative for a baby to be winded after a feed. If you do, keep it short – two to three minutes will do. If your baby falls asleep after a feed, don’t disturb her – leave her to sleep!

Here are a few methods:

  • Put your baby onto your shoulder and gently tap her back
  • Lie her face down across your lap and rub her back in a circular motion
  • Sit your baby on your knee, with your hand under her chin and gently bounce her up and down
  • Put her in a semi-raised position after a feed
  • Gently rub the bones behind the ears
  • Give her a dummy
 
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