Pamela D. Hill, RN, CBE, PhD, FAAN, is a professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Assessment of Breastfeeding and Infant Growth
Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
2007 American College of Nurse Midwives
Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health
Volume 52, Issue 6, pages 571–578, November-December 2007
How to Cite
Hill, P. D. and Johnson, T. S. (2007), Assessment of Breastfeeding and Infant Growth. Journal of Midwifery & Womens Health, 52: 571–578. doi: 10.1016/j.jmwh.2007.07.009
- Issue published online: 24 DEC 2010
- Article first published online: 24 DEC 2010
- infant growth
The purpose of this article is to provide information for health care professionals to guide the assessment of feeding and growth in breastfed infants. Tools to assist in the assessment of breastfeeding are discussed, as well as infant weight, infant test-weighing, elimination, and growth patterns. We present in detail the research surrounding the development of infant growth charts and the potential for inaccurate assessment.