# I need help with newborn Kcal calculation ASAP!!!

1. 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?

i thought this is the best place to ask question than the student nurse forum since you all are expert in this!!!!
•

3. 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
4. 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?
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. review all measurements and conversions.[/quote]

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