See Questions 1 through 5 and 11 through 13 on the nutrition questionnaire.
See "Interpretation of Nutrition Questionnaire," Questions 15 through 17.
What have you heard about breastfeeding?
Have you ever breastfed? If yes, ask: How did it go?
How do most of your friends feed their babies?
Check for healthy gums, teeth, throat, and skin; overall physique; and amount and distribution of body fat. Observe the woman for signs of depression, poverty, battering, and poor hygiene.
Perform a breast examination to identify inverted nipples, breast surgery, cancer, or masses.
Accurately measure weight and height.
Check medical record for recent preconceptional BMI. If unavailable, estimate it using the woman's height and recalled preconceptional weight and the BMI chart. (See Tab 1.)
Determine weight-for-height category.