Breastfeeding Assessment Tools
These tools use several common signs to assess whether a baby is breastfeeding well and safely, for mothers to fill in with their midwife or health visitor. Please note that if there are any unticked boxes on either of the forms, once the assessment has taken place, you will need to observe a full breastfeed.
Our Guidance contain information on antenatal and postnatal conversations, for further help on having compassionate and effective conversations with mothers.
Breastfeeding Assessment Tool for Mothers and Midwives - How you and your midwife can recognise that your baby is feeding wellDownload
Breastfeeding Assessment Tool for Health Visitors - How you and your health visitor can recognise that your baby is feeding wellDownload
Breastfeeding Checklist for Mothers - How can I tell that breastfeeding is going well?Download