Summary

In this study session, you have learned that:

  1. There are key questions to ask and signs to look for in the assessment of an infant and a child for feeding problems.
  2. You should do a feeding assessment if an infant has any difficulties feeding, is fed less than eight times in 24 hours, receives other food or is low weight for age.
  3. Examples of feeding problems include poor attachment or positioning, poor suckling, and thrush.
  4. You can support a mother by helping her position her infant correctly and counselling her on the best feeding practices for her age.
  5. There are some simple recommendations you can make to help a mother overcome problems associated with breastfeeding.
Last modified: Tuesday, 13 May 2014, 5:10 AM