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|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|
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- Document type: Clinical Guideline
- Services responsible: Neonatology
- Owner: Newborn Services Clinical Practice Committee
- Editor: Sarah Bellhouse
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