It is absolutely normal, as is the burping. I generally have no trouble swallowing foods, although occasionally, if take too big a bite and/or don't chew it enough, I can get some discomfort as it goes through the wrap, but this is very rare.
I can burp also, but only when my stomach wants to...I can't decide when it happens. I'm always happy when a big burp comes out!
I can also vomit, which I found out when I came down with a stomach bug suddenly. I had anti-nausea meds on hand, and as soon as I vomited, used a Compazine suppository to stop any continued vomiting.
It is important to always have anti-nausea drugs handy, as you never know when you're going to get a bug. Repeated retching and/or vomiting can do damage to the wrap.
Glad to hear you're doing well!
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