Babies commonly fall asleep while eating, whether nursing or bottle-feeding. They often relaxed and tend to drift off since their tummy is full. Even though your baby looks asleep, you need to get them a burp out. Burping a baby while they are sleeping is the same as burping a baby who's awake.
When babies enjoy their feeding and overeat then they may fall asleep. However, they need time to burp after eating. Help your baby to burp by slowing down the feed. It will prevent the baby to get major pain gas burping. Burp your baby between switching sides at the breast or before they finish the bottle.
You may try some easy burping positions to maneuver with a sleeping baby. Here are some positions on how to burp a baby:
1. Hold on to your shoulder
If you feed your baby in a semi-upright position, here's how to burp a baby by holding a baby on your shoulder:
You can move baby all the way upright and onto your shoulder. In this cozy position that you give, the baby may keep sleeping. The pressure from your shoulder will push the baby's tummy to release gas. When babies burp, they tend to spit up, so keep a burp rag over your shoulder.
2. Hold Lower on Your Chest
Just like the previous position, you can lift your baby from semi-upright to fully upright. Then, keep them on your chest or sternum area. It will be more comfortable if you are on a couch. It's also good to make the baby to a frog position. This will help release more gas from their bottom.