Need some advice.... - page 2

Ok all you experienced NICU nurses, I have a dilemma. I am a new grad and been in NICU for about 4 months. I typically take care of Level III babies but for the past 3 nights I was taking care of... Read More

  1. by   nell
    We have a prenatal instructor around here that tells parents that patting or rubbing the back is not necessary or desirable to induce a burp. He says the baby just needs to relax and the burp will come....

    I have actually tried it in desperation, but no definitive data on whether it works or not - kind of like the cold thing: if you take medicine for it it'll be gone in a week, if you don't take anything, it'll be gone in 7 days.
  2. by   MEtheBabiesRN
    How is this baby's weight gain? My son (term baby) threw up for the first six months of his life. Once he was on homogenized milk, he stopped. He just didn't like it. He was gaining weight so doc wasn't worried. Now he's 14 years old and loves his dairy products.
  3. by   nicudaynurse
    I have found that rubbing a baby's forehead sometimes helps them relax and burp.