These tools are for mothers to fill in with their midwife or health visitor and use several common signs to assess whether a baby is breastfeeding well and safely.
Please note that once the assessment has taken place, if there are any unticked boxes on either of the forms 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.
Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (maternity) - How you and your midwife can recognise that your baby is feeding wellDownload
Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (health visiting) - How you and your health visitor can recognise that your baby is feeding wellDownload
Breastfeeding Assessment Tool (neonatal) - How you and your nurse/midwife can tell that breastfeeding is going wellDownload