Check the medical record to identify relevant questions and avoid unnecessary repetition.
Was the delivery by cesarean section?
Was it a multiple birth?
How will your family, friends, or others help you when you go home?
Do you need birth control?
Does the mother wish to breastfeed? If yes, determine the following by reviewing the mother's history and by physical examination:
Is the infant able to latch on to the nipple and areola and suckle vigorously?
Are the nipples [still] inverted or flat?
Has she been using any medication or drug that is contraindicated when breastfeeding?
Does the baby have anomalies or medical complications that may interfere with feeding?