Breastfeeding Codes

A
  • Offered but not interested
B
  • Interested but not latching
C
  • Latching but on and off, or falling asleep
D
  • Latches but uncoordinated sucking
E
  • Latches, sucks and swallows but short feed
F
  • Latches, sucks and swallows, long feed

Does the baby need a top up feed?

A, B or C
  • Full Top Up feed
D or E
  • Half Top Up feed
  • If mum available for next feed, consider not topping up with view to feeding again at the breast when showing cues.
F
  • No Top Up feed