In this study session, you have learned that:
- There are key questions to ask and signs to look for in the assessment of an infant and a child for feeding problems.
- 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.
- Examples of feeding problems include poor attachment or positioning, poor suckling, and thrush.
- You can support a mother by helping her position her infant correctly and counselling her on the best feeding practices for her age.
- There are some simple recommendations you can make to help a mother overcome problems associated with breastfeeding.
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