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Keywords:

  • assessment;
  • breastfeeding;
  • 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.