Lactation Management Training: From Novice to Expert

Resources for the IBCLC

Converting between commonly used measurement units is made easy with this link:

SI converter
This link takes you to a search page where the resource is top on the list.


Convert baby weight in pounds and ounces to grams with the following form:

Pounds:
Ounces:
Grams:


Infant weight loss and percentage of weight loss:

Best to use Grams or convert to Grams

Variables:

  • Birth weight - BW
  • Current weight - CW
  • Weight lost - WL
BW - CW = WL
(WL / BW) x 100

Example:
3750 - 3525 = 225
225 / 3750 = 0.06
0.06 x 100 = 6% loss

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