Types of Scales

Monthly rentals include doorstep delivery and pickup

Professional Scale

professional scale
$150/month

A highly sensitive and reliable scale used by IBCLCs worldwide;  can tell how much milk baby received while latching.

Best for:

  • test weights
  • preemies
  • triple feeding
  • stopping supplements
  • assessing milk supply
Details

measures in .1oz increments up to 12 pounds

measures in .2oz increments up to 33 pounds

reading available in pounds and ounces or gm/kg

increments: 2g

scale weight: 10 pounds

power source: A/C adapter

 

Standard Scale

standard scale
$50/month

This scale can be helpful between pediatric visits. It is not sensitive enough to show how much milk baby received while latching.

Best for:

  • daily weight checks
  • weekly weight checks 
Details

reading available in pounds and ounces or gm/kg

increments: .1oz or .5kg

scale weight: 8.7 pounds

power source: 9V battery (included)

References:

  1. American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding. Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Pediatrics. 2012 Mar;129(3):e827-41. Epub 2012 Feb 27.
  2. World Health Organization Child Growth Standards, 2006. Available at: https://www.who.int/childgrowth/en/.
  3. How much weight should I expect my breastfeeding baby to gain?by William Sears, MD
  4. Breastfeeding your newborn – what to expect in the early weeks by Kelly Bonata, BS, IBCLC