CC53 Prevention and management of faltering weight gain in breastfed babies


Category
Physical Health Services (Policies)
Code
CC53
Issue No
1

Target Audience

All staff within the 0-19 Starting Well Service

Purpose

This document provides staff with clear guidance regarding how to manage weight loss and faltering growth in breastfed babies.

These guidelines reflect NICE Clinical Guidelines NG75 ' Recognition and management of faltering growth in children.' (September 2017) and the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative Standards (2013)
This guideline supports the Cheshire and Wirral Partnership 'Infant Feeding Guidance' and links to the local Key Performance Indicators for sustainability of breastfeeding

Origin

Lead executive
Chief Executive

Author and contact number
Breastfeeding Lead Health Visitor
01244 397503


Policy dates & history

Implementation Date

14 November 2018

Review Date

14 November 2023

Approval Meeting

West Quality Governance and Effectiveness Meeting

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