Re: Poor Latch?
Yes, LLLMeg gave good instructions for doing a before and after weight check. You want a scale accurate to the 1/10th of an oz, and you definitely want lots of data. The more the better, IMO- when I was doing weights I discovered that my baby's intake could vary from 2 oz to less than 1/2 an oz, and I couldn't tell the difference between a good feed and a not good one.
Often this will happen: you'll weigh baby and start to feed her, and then she'll poop and you'll need to change her halfway through the feeding. The diaper change will throw off your calculation. So here's what you do:
-If baby poops, weigh her in the poopy diaper and subtract the initial weight from the poopy diaper weight
-Weigh baby again, subtract the second dry diaper weight from the end-of-the-feeding weight
-Add the two weights together to judge intake over the course of the feeding
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