The short answer is no because burping releases air out of the stomach. The pain of colic is caused by trapped air much lower down in the colon of the digestive system.

Burping is beneficial to relieve tummy gas but regularly patting your baby on the back for twenty minutes trying to get a burp out is a waste of your time and your baby’s sleeping time.

If air bubbles in the tummy are not in the right place no amount of encouragement will get them out!