I need help with newborn Kcal calculation ASAP!!!

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    i need help with how to calculate how many kcalories newborns need.
    if a baby is 7 lb 8 oz and if a newborn need 120 kcalories per day, and 40 to 60 ml of fluid everyday

    1) how many kcalories does this baby need? what i'm confused about is how do i change oz to kg?

    2) how many ml of fluid does this newborn need?

    3) if baby can lose 10% of weight in the first 10 days, how much weight can this baby weight?

    please please help me!! i'm really desperate. i have a test on wedsday and i have no clue.
    i thought this is the best place to ask question than the student nurse forum since you all are expert in this!!!!
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    The baby weighs 7.5 lbs. Convert to kg by dividing 7.5 by 2.2 (1 kg = 2.2 lbs) I assume the calorie requirement of 120 is per kg? if so

    7.5/2.2 x120 = Kcal requirement

    7.5/2.2 x 40 (or 60) = fluid requirement

    After you convert wt from lbs to kg you can do all calculations.
    Last edit by Myxel67 on Feb 4, '07
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    wow

    thank you so much for answering so fast!!!
    bowingpurbowingpurbowingpurbowingpurbowingpur

    how did you come up with 7.5 lb though? how do you convert ounce to kg?
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    Quote from wantobern
    wow

    thank you so much for answering so fast!!!
    bowingpurbowingpurbowingpurbowingpurbowingpur

    how did you come up with 7.5 lb though? how do you convert ounce to kg?
    1 lb = 16 oz 8 oz = 1/2 or .5 lbs. review all measurements and conversions.
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    If you wamted to convert 10 oz to kg first convert oz to lb 10/16. then divide by 2.2 to convert to kg.
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    review all measurements and conversions.[/quote]

    yes, ma'am. thanks again. :icon_hug:


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