Breastfeeding assessment tools

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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.

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

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Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (maternity) - How you and your midwife can recognise that your baby is feeding well

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Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (health visiting) - How you and your health visitor can recognise that your baby is feeding well

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Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (neonatal) - How you and your nurse/midwife can tell that breastfeeding is going well

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Breastfeeding Checklist for Mothers - How can I tell that breastfeeding is going well?

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