Updated: Jun 26
At Little Ones, Infant and Pediatric Therapy, one of the tools we are able to use during our breastfeeding consultations is weighted feedings. What is a weighted breastfeeding?
One of the top reasons moms stop breastfeeding is due to perceived low milk supply. Moms are often worried baby isn't getting enough milk from the breast. Since there is no measurement with the breast, as there is with the bottle, parents often wonder, "How much is baby getting?" During your breastfeeding consultation, we will weigh baby prior to the feeding. Following the feeding, we will weigh them again and get an estimated amount of how many oz they took. Weighted feeds are not required, they are simply another tool we can use to assess baby's feeding skills. Weighted feeds often put moms at ease, knowing exactly how much their baby is taking
If you are struggling with breastfeeding or concerned about the amount your baby gets each feeding, contact us at Little Ones, Infant and Pediatric Therapy. Owner, Kelli Barnes, is a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist and IBCLC. We specialize in pediatric speech therapy, feeding therapy, and breastfeeding/lactation consultations in the Lubbock, TX area. We also offer prenatal feeding consultations to new and expecting moms. Contact us today at (806)370-0851 to schedule your appointment.