Did you know that more growth happens during the first year of life than at any other time? Making appropriate food choices for infants is very important!  Breast milk and formula are designed to be the primary sources of nutrition throughout this first year.  You should meet individual infants’ needs by feeding on an individual schedule and by following responsive feeding practices.  Ensure proper storage so breast milk and formula remains fresh and maintains its nutritional qualities. Follow the steps below in order to complete this microlearning session.

1. Watch the video: Feeding Infants

2. Knowledge Check: Take the quiz!

3. Looking for resources to share with families?  Here’s a Responsive Feeding Fact Sheet from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

4. Need a feeding schedule?  Try this Infant Feeding Schedule form from the Delaware Department of Education’s Office of Child Care Licensing.

Remember, you play an important role in a child’s growth and development.  By following best practices for feeding infants, you help babies learn to eat only when they’re hungry.  This reduces the risk of obesity and chronic diseases later in life.  You make a difference in children’s lives – thank you!