Managing Air Swallowing and Burping (Audio)
Parents know it's standard procedure to burp their infant after a meal, but burps can also be necessary for toddlers and older children. Burps are caused by air swallowing, so encourage your child to eat slowly and avoid carbonated drinks.
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