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Breastfeeding: Test weighing your babyBBreastfeeding: Test weighing your babyBreastfeeding: Test weighing your babyEnglishDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-06T05:00:00ZDebbie Stone, RN, IBCLC, RLC;Joyce Touw, BScN, PNC(C), RN, IBCLC, RLC6.0000000000000078.00000000000001048.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Test weighing is used to calculate how much milk a baby drinks during breastfeeding. Find out how to test weigh your baby and why it is important.</p><h2>What is test weighing a baby?</h2> <p>Sometimes your baby's doctor needs to know how much your baby is feeding. Test weighing is used to measure how much breast milk your baby drinks from your breast during a feeding. This helps make sure your baby is getting enough milk to grow and develop. Test weighing babies is usually done in the hospital. Not all babies need to be test weighed. </p> <p>A baby should gain a little weight during a feeding because they have taken some milk. The baby is weighed twice: right before and right after a feeding, with the clothes on. The first, lower weight is subtracted from the second, higher weight. The difference between these two weights is the amount of milk the baby drank. One gram of weight is equal to one millilitre (mL) or one cubic centimetre (cc) of milk. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Test weighing is a way to find out how much milk your baby drank from the breast during a feeding. </li> <li>To test weigh your baby, weigh them right before and right after a feeding, using an electronic scale that displays weights in grams. The difference in weight is the amount your baby drank during the feeding. </li> <li>If your baby is not receiving enough milk during a feeding, a supplement will be given to your baby so that they receive a proper amount of nutrition. </li> </ul><h2>How to test weigh your baby</h2> <p>For test weighing to be correct, you need a digital electronic infant weight scale that shows weight in grams; for example, the Medela BabyWeigh scale. A scale that shows weight in kilograms or pounds is not precise enough. </p> <p><strong>Caution: Never leave your baby alone on the scale as a fall can seriously injure your baby.</strong></p> <p>Dress your baby in the clothes, blankets, hat or bib that they will be wearing during the feeding. <strong>Do not change the diaper or any clothes until after you have weighed your baby the second time after the feeding.</strong> </p> <h3>When using a Medela BabyWeigh scale </h3> <ol> <li>Bring the electronic scale to your baby’s bedside. Make sure the scale is on a flat surface. Place a towel or blanket in the scale tray.</li> <li>Press the On/Zero button and wait until '0' is displayed digitally.</li> <li>Place your baby on the flat surface of the scale tray.</li> <li>Hold one hand above your baby as you wait for the scale to lock in the weight and record the final weight. You will hear a 'beep' sound and see an arrow beside the baby's weight.</li> <li>Push <strong>'Weight Entry'</strong>. This saves the baby's weight before breastfeeding, in the scale memory. You may also wish to write down the baby's weight. This is the 'pre-feeding' weight.</li> <li>Remove your baby from the scale and breastfeed as you normally would.</li> <li>Press the On/Zero button and wait until '0' is displayed digitally. Put your baby back on the scale after breastfeeding and reweigh. The clothes your baby is wearing and the blanket on the tray should all be the same for this second weighing.</li> <li>Again, hold one hand above your baby as you wait for the scale to beep and the arrow to appear besides the final weight.</li> <li>Push <strong>'Weight Gain'</strong> and the scale tells you the amount of breast milk your baby drank at the breast.</li> <li>You may also want to write down the baby's weight after the breastfeeding. Mark this as the 'post feeding weight'. Subtract the 'pre-feeding weight' from the 'post-feeding weight'. The result is the amount of milk your baby drank.</li> </ol> <h3>When using other electronic scales</h3> <ol> <li>Bring the electronic scale to your baby’s bedside. Make sure the scale is on a flat surface. Plug in the scale if it is not a battery scale. Place a towel or blanket in the scale tray.</li> <li>Press the On/Zero button and wait until '0000' is displayed digitally. Check that the scale is set to show the weight in grams.</li> <li>Place your baby on the flat surface of the scale tray.</li> <li>Hold one hand above your baby as you wait for the scale to lock in the weight and show the final weight. Many scales make a 'beep' sound when it has locked into the baby's weight.</li> <li>Write down the baby's weight in grams. This is the 'pre-feeding' weight.</li> <li>Remove your baby from the scale and breastfeed as you normally would.</li> <li>Press the On/Zero button and wait until '0000' is displayed digitally. Put your baby back on the scale after breastfeeding and reweigh. The clothes your baby is wearing, the blanket on the tray, should all be the same for this second weighing. </li> <li>Again, hold one hand above your baby as you wait for the scale number display to stop changing and lock into the baby's weight.</li> <li>Write down the baby's weight in grams. This is the 'post-feeding' weight.</li> <li>Subtract the 'pre-feeding weight' from the 'post-feeding weight'. The result is the amount of milk your baby drank.</li> </ol> <h3>An example of the pre and post weight calculation</h3> <p>Your baby’s pre-feeding weight is 3010 grams and the post-feeding weight is 3040 grams. The change in the baby’s weight is 30 grams. Because grams and mL (or cc) are equal, your baby drank 30 mL or cc of milk. </p>
Allaitement : Evaluation par la pesée de l'alimentation d'un bébéAAllaitement : Evaluation par la pesée de l'alimentation d'un bébéBreastfeeding: Test weighing your babyFrenchDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-06T05:00:00ZDebbie Stone, RN, IBCLC, RLC;Joyce Touw, BScN, PNC(C), RN, IBCLC, RLC6.0000000000000078.00000000000001048.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p> La méthode de la pesée sert à calculer la quantité de lait qu’un bébé boit pendant une tétée. Apprenez comment peser votre bébé et pourquoi c’est important de le faire.</p><h2>Que désigne-t-on par évaluation par la pesée de l’alimentation d'un bébé?</h2> <p>Parfois, le médecin de votre enfant a besoin de savoir quelle quantité de lait maternel que votre bébé absorbe. La mesure du poids permet de savoir la quantité de lait maternel que l’enfant boit pendant une tétée. Cela permet de s’assurer que votre bébé boit suffisamment de lait pour grandir et se développer. La pesée se fait habituellement à l’hôpital. Ce ne sont pas tous les bébés qui ont besoin d’être pesés.</p> <p>Un bébé devrait prendre un peu de poids pendant la tétée. Il faut donc peser le bébé deux fois : immédiatement avant et après la tétée, avec ses vêtements. Il faut ensuite soustraire le premier poids obtenu au deuxième (plus élevé). La différence entre ces deux valeurs indique la quantité de lait que le bébé a bu. Un gramme équivaut à un millilitre (ml) ou un centimètre cube (cc) de lait.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>La méthode de la pesée permet de savoir quelle quantité de lait votre bébé boit pendant la tétée.</li> <li>Pour ce faire, pesez votre bébé juste avant et juste après la tétée en utilisant une balance électronique graduée en grammes. La différence de poids indique la quantité de lait bu par votre bébé pendant la tétée.</li> <li>Si votre bébé ne boit pas suffisamment de lait pendant la tétée, il faudra compléter ses tétées afin qu’il reçoive les éléments nutritifs dont il a besoin. </li> </ul><h2>Comment peser votre bébé</h2> <p>Pour que la pesée soit correcte, il faut utiliser une balance électronique pour nourrissons graduée en grammes; par exemple, la balance Medela BabyWeigh MD . Une balance graduée en kilogramme ou en livres ne sera pas assez précise.</p> <p><strong>Attention : Ne laissez jamais votre bébé seul sur la balance, car il risque de tomber et de se blesser gravement.</strong></p> <p>Habillez le bébé avec les vêtements et tout ce qu’il portera pendant la tétée (chapeau, couverture, bavette…). <strong>Ne changez pas sa couche ou ses vêtements avant d’avoir fini la deuxième pesée après la tétée.</strong> </p> <h3>Si vous utilisez une balance Medela BabyWeighMD</h3> <ol> <li>Approchez la balance du lit de votre bébé. Assurez-vous qu’elle se trouve sur une surface plane. Placez une serviette ou une couverture sur le plateau de la balance.</li> <li>Appuyez sur le bouton « On/Zero » (marche/zéro) et attendez que la lecture indique « 0 ».</li> <li>Placez votre bébé sur le plateau de la balance.</li> <li>Gardez une main au-dessus du bébé en attendant que la balance indique la lecture du poids. Un signal sonore se fera entendre et une flèche apparaîtra à côté du poids de votre bébé.</li> <li>Appuyez sur <strong>«Weight Entry» </strong>. pour sauvegarder en mémoire le poids du bébé avant l’allaitement. Vous voudrez peut-être également noter le poids du bébé. Il s’agit du « poids avant l’allaitement ».</li> <li>Retirez votre bébé de la balance et allaitez-le comme vous le feriez habituellement.</li> <li>Appuyez de nouveau sur le bouton « On/Zero » et attendez qu’un « 0 » s’affiche. Remettez votre bébé sur la balance après l’allaitement et pesez-le. Votre bébé doit porter les mêmes vêtements qu’avant la tétée et vous devez avoir la même couverture ou serviette sur le plateau pour cette pesée.</li> <li>Une fois de plus, gardez une main au-dessus de votre bébé en attendant que la balance indique le poids final.</li> <li>Appuyez sur <strong>«Weight Gain»</strong> et la balance indiquera la quantité de lait maternel que votre bébé a bu au sein.</li> <li>Vous voudrez peut-être aussi inscrire le poids du bébé après l’allaitement. Cette deuxième pesée sera le « poids après l’allaitement ». Soustrayez le « poids avant l’allaitement » au « poids après l’allaitement ». Le résultat indique la quantité de lait que votre bébé a bu.</li> </ol> <h3>Si vous utilisez une autre balance électronique</h3> <ol> <li>Approchez la balance du lit de votre bébé. Assurez-vous qu’elle se trouve sur une surface plane. Branchez la balance si elle n’a pas de piles. Placez une serviette ou une couverture sur le plateau de la balance.</li> <li>Appuyez sur le bouton « On/Zero » (marche/zéro/tare) et attendez que la lecture indique « 0000 ». Vérifiez que la balance est réglée pour indiquer les valeurs en grammes.</li> <li>Placez votre bébé sur le plateau de la balance.</li> <li>Gardez une main au-dessus du bébé en attendant que la balance indique la lecture du poids. de nombreuses balances émettent un signal sonore une fois la valeur du poids déterminée.</li> <li>Inscrivez le poids du bébé en grammes. Il s’agit du « poids avant l’allaitement ».</li> <li>Retirez votre bébé de la balance et allaitez-le comme vous le feriez habituellement.</li> <li>Appuyez de nouveau sur le bouton « On/Zero/tare » et attendez qu’un « 0000 » s’affiche. Remettez votre bébé sur la balance après l’allaitement et pesez-le. Votre bébé doit porter les mêmes vêtements qu’avant la tétée et vous devez avoir la même couverture ou serviette sur le plateau pour cette pesée.</li> <li>Une fois de plus, gardez une main au-dessus de votre bébé en attendant que le poids indiqué par la balance arrête de changer et indique le poids final du bébé.</li> <li>Inscrivez le poids du bébé en grammes. Il s’agit du « poids après l’allaitement ».</li> <li>Soustrayez le « poids avant l’allaitement » du « poids après l’allaitement ». Le résultat indique la quantité de lait que votre bébé a bu.</li> </ol> <h3>Un exemple de calcul du poids du bébé avant et après la tétée :</h3> <p>Le poids du bébé avant la tétée est de 3010 grammes et après la tétée, 3040 grammes. La différence est donc de 30 grammes. Et puisqu’un gramme équivaut à un ml (ou un cc), votre bébé à bu 30 ml ou 30 cc de lait maternel.</p>

 

 

Breastfeeding: Test weighing your baby1972.00000000000Breastfeeding: Test weighing your babyBreastfeeding: Test weighing your babyBEnglishDevelopmentalNewborn (0-28 days);Baby (1-12 months)NANANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2009-11-06T05:00:00ZDebbie Stone, RN, IBCLC, RLC;Joyce Touw, BScN, PNC(C), RN, IBCLC, RLC6.0000000000000078.00000000000001048.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Test weighing is used to calculate how much milk a baby drinks during breastfeeding. Find out how to test weigh your baby and why it is important.</p><h2>What is test weighing a baby?</h2> <p>Sometimes your baby's doctor needs to know how much your baby is feeding. Test weighing is used to measure how much breast milk your baby drinks from your breast during a feeding. This helps make sure your baby is getting enough milk to grow and develop. Test weighing babies is usually done in the hospital. Not all babies need to be test weighed. </p> <p>A baby should gain a little weight during a feeding because they have taken some milk. The baby is weighed twice: right before and right after a feeding, with the clothes on. The first, lower weight is subtracted from the second, higher weight. The difference between these two weights is the amount of milk the baby drank. One gram of weight is equal to one millilitre (mL) or one cubic centimetre (cc) of milk. </p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>Test weighing is a way to find out how much milk your baby drank from the breast during a feeding. </li> <li>To test weigh your baby, weigh them right before and right after a feeding, using an electronic scale that displays weights in grams. The difference in weight is the amount your baby drank during the feeding. </li> <li>If your baby is not receiving enough milk during a feeding, a supplement will be given to your baby so that they receive a proper amount of nutrition. </li> </ul><h2>How to test weigh your baby</h2> <p>For test weighing to be correct, you need a digital electronic infant weight scale that shows weight in grams; for example, the Medela BabyWeigh scale. A scale that shows weight in kilograms or pounds is not precise enough. </p> <p><strong>Caution: Never leave your baby alone on the scale as a fall can seriously injure your baby.</strong></p> <p>Dress your baby in the clothes, blankets, hat or bib that they will be wearing during the feeding. <strong>Do not change the diaper or any clothes until after you have weighed your baby the second time after the feeding.</strong> </p> <h3>When using a Medela BabyWeigh scale </h3> <ol> <li>Bring the electronic scale to your baby’s bedside. Make sure the scale is on a flat surface. Place a towel or blanket in the scale tray.</li> <li>Press the On/Zero button and wait until '0' is displayed digitally.</li> <li>Place your baby on the flat surface of the scale tray.</li> <li>Hold one hand above your baby as you wait for the scale to lock in the weight and record the final weight. You will hear a 'beep' sound and see an arrow beside the baby's weight.</li> <li>Push <strong>'Weight Entry'</strong>. This saves the baby's weight before breastfeeding, in the scale memory. You may also wish to write down the baby's weight. This is the 'pre-feeding' weight.</li> <li>Remove your baby from the scale and breastfeed as you normally would.</li> <li>Press the On/Zero button and wait until '0' is displayed digitally. Put your baby back on the scale after breastfeeding and reweigh. The clothes your baby is wearing and the blanket on the tray should all be the same for this second weighing.</li> <li>Again, hold one hand above your baby as you wait for the scale to beep and the arrow to appear besides the final weight.</li> <li>Push <strong>'Weight Gain'</strong> and the scale tells you the amount of breast milk your baby drank at the breast.</li> <li>You may also want to write down the baby's weight after the breastfeeding. Mark this as the 'post feeding weight'. Subtract the 'pre-feeding weight' from the 'post-feeding weight'. The result is the amount of milk your baby drank.</li> </ol> <h3>When using other electronic scales</h3> <ol> <li>Bring the electronic scale to your baby’s bedside. Make sure the scale is on a flat surface. Plug in the scale if it is not a battery scale. Place a towel or blanket in the scale tray.</li> <li>Press the On/Zero button and wait until '0000' is displayed digitally. Check that the scale is set to show the weight in grams.</li> <li>Place your baby on the flat surface of the scale tray.</li> <li>Hold one hand above your baby as you wait for the scale to lock in the weight and show the final weight. Many scales make a 'beep' sound when it has locked into the baby's weight.</li> <li>Write down the baby's weight in grams. This is the 'pre-feeding' weight.</li> <li>Remove your baby from the scale and breastfeed as you normally would.</li> <li>Press the On/Zero button and wait until '0000' is displayed digitally. Put your baby back on the scale after breastfeeding and reweigh. The clothes your baby is wearing, the blanket on the tray, should all be the same for this second weighing. </li> <li>Again, hold one hand above your baby as you wait for the scale number display to stop changing and lock into the baby's weight.</li> <li>Write down the baby's weight in grams. This is the 'post-feeding' weight.</li> <li>Subtract the 'pre-feeding weight' from the 'post-feeding weight'. The result is the amount of milk your baby drank.</li> </ol> <h3>An example of the pre and post weight calculation</h3> <p>Your baby’s pre-feeding weight is 3010 grams and the post-feeding weight is 3040 grams. The change in the baby’s weight is 30 grams. Because grams and mL (or cc) are equal, your baby drank 30 mL or cc of milk. </p><h2>If your baby is in hospital</h2> <p>Babies in hospital can have many tubes as well as wires to monitor them. This can make it difficult to get accurate weights. Check with your nurse if monitoring wires can be removed just before weighing. Make a bundle of the rest of the tubes and hold in the same place for both the pre- and post-weighings. Have the scale in the same place as well.</p> <h2>Getting enough milk</h2> <p>Your baby's doctor, nurse, or dietitian will know <a href="/article?contentid=634&language=English">how much milk your baby needs</a>. The amount will depend on your baby’s size, age and medical condition. </p> <p>If your baby has taken enough milk at the breast and appears satisfied, the feeding session is complete.</p> <p>If your baby has not taken enough milk from the breast, you should give a feeding supplement to finish the feed. Your baby's nurse will help you decide how much extra feeding to give your baby. </p> <p>For more information, please see <a href="/Article?contentid=634&language=English">Breastfeeding: Making sure your baby is getting enough milk</a>.</p>Breastfeeding: Test weighing your baby

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