Wind is one of those things that people love to say causes unsettled babies...and is blamed as the cause of poor sleep in newborns.
Some babies are definitely affected more by having a burp stuck in their tummy, while others aren't bothered.
How can you tell if wind or reflux is the issue...and what can you do about it??
Is wind really the issue?
Often burping and wind issues are blamed for an unsettled baby when there are other more likely causes. Before getting too worried about whether you need to perfect your burping technique, check you have the other possible issues covered:
Newborn babies are used to pulling their legs up by their tummy, that's the position they just spent 9 months in and it is settling for them. So pulling the legs up doesn't mean your baby has a sore tummy or still needs to be burped, it's just a reflex or baby getting comfortable.
Newborns get very tired, very quickly, particularly if the feed took a while. Remember newborns should only be up for an hour...so grizzling after a feed may be due to tired signs rather than a wind issue.
Baby still wants to suck!! Offer a dummy rather than more feeding and see if that helps.
Baby is missing 'womb service' and the lovely, calming sensations of the womb. Try firm swaddling, some gentle jiggling, loud white noise, hold baby on her side and offer a dummy - the magical 5S's techniques may be all you need.