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Bottle feeding assessment tool

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This bottle feeding assessment tool helps mothers and midwives/health visitors to recognise if bottle feeding is going well

Please note that if there are any unticked boxes on the form, consider watching a feed and developing a care plan. Refer for additional support if needed.

For further help on having compassionate and effective conversations with mothers, please see our guidance on antenatal and postnatal conversations.

This assessment tool is designed for use with healthy babies and may not be suitable for sick or preterm babies who are not displaying normal feeding cues.

Bottle feeding assessment tool

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