Newborn Weight Tool (Newt) – Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

Newborn Weight Tool (Newt) – Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital

A new online tool is the first of its kind to help pediatricians determine whether exclusively breastfed newborns have lost too much weight in the first days of life. The tool was developed at Penn State College of Medicine through research conducted jointly with University of California, San Francisco. The Newborn Weight Tool, or Newt, was developed using a research sample of hourly birth weights from more than 100,000 breastfed newborns. In this video, Dr. Ian Paul, professor of pediatrics and public health sciences at Penn State College of Medicine and pediatrician at Penn State Hershey Children’s Hospital, talks about how Newt fills an important void.