Our baby was born prematurely and had to be bottle fed. The nurses joked that she was a 'windy baby' when she was being nursed. Now she's home and nearly six weeks old, she's devouring ample amounts of breast milk via a bottle.
The problem is that she can take up to two hours to burp after a feed. Sometimes I fear this takes so long she actually starts getting hungry again. During the night this is reducing our sanity. All our friends say that their babies burp within a few minutes after feeding.
Can anyone offer any help? We've replaced the cheap supermarket bottles that were recommended for premature baby, with Phillips Avent, and now with Tommy Tippee anti-colic varieties with a medium-flow teat. We've also tried Infacol (which made her worse!) and now Dentinox, but we're still not much better off.
She's growing fine, so maybe I shouldn't worry and just deal with it?
I can't believe I only asked this 8 days ago, it feels like a lot longer!
Anyway, the difference in that time has been amazing. She's winding loads better (between 5 and 45 minutes) and seems a lot calmer after feeding. Tommy Tippee was the bottle that made a difference, although I think it was more due to a phase of growth and stomach development :-) Anyway, I had 6.5 hours sleep last night and feel like a new person :-)