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  • Writer's pictureJennie Meyer

Scales!

An important part of any in-person lactation consultation is the "weighted feed." This is where we weigh baby on a sensitive scale before and after they feed, in order to see what they are able to transfer at the breast. This "snapshot" or "data point" provides information for what steps to take next. Is baby back to birth weight around the 2 week mark? Are they gaining about an ounce a day?

Want me to come do a weighted feed for your baby? I would love to! It doesn't have to only be in the early weeks either; some parents are curious to see what baby is getting at a variety of ages, like when planning to head back to work!

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