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When toothbrushing is not done after a feeding, children should be offered water to drink to rinse food from their teeth. Fruit or vegetable juice may be served once per day during a scheduled meal or snack to children 12 months or older 1.

These amounts include any juices consumed at home. Whole fruit, mashed or pureed, is recommended for infants beginning at 4 months of age or as developmentally ready 3. The facility should date and retain these menus for 6 months, unless the state regulatory agency requires a longer retention time.

The menus should be amended to reflect any and all changes in the food actually served. Any substitutions should be of equal nutrient value. When children with food allergies attend an early care and education facility, here is what should occur. A written list of the food s to which the child is allergic and instructions for steps that need to be taken to avoid that food.

A detailed treatment plan to be implemented in the event of an allergic reaction, including the names, doses, and methods of administration of any medications that the child should receive in the event of a reaction.

The plan should include specific symptoms that would indicate the need to administer one or more medications. Treating allergic reactions c. The written child care plan, a mobile phone, and a list of the proper medications for appropriate treatment if the child develops an acute allergic reaction should be routinely carried on field trips or transport out of the early care and education setting.

This will usually be provided as a premeasured dose in an auto-injector, such as EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. Specific indications for administration of epinephrine should be provided in the detailed care plan. Within the context of state laws, appropriate personnel should be prepared to administer epinephrine when needed. Food sharing between children must be prevented by careful supervision and repeated instruction to children about this issue. Exposure may also occur through contact between children or by contact with contaminated surfaces, such as a table on which the food allergen remains after eating.

Some children may have an allergic reaction just from being in proximity to the offending food, without actually ingesting it. In addition, reactions may occur when a food is used as part of an art or craft project, such as the use of peanut butter to make a bird feeder or wheat to make modeling compound. Content in this standard was modified on August 23, and November 10, All children should be monitored to prevent them from eating substances that do not provide nutrition often referred to as pica 1,2.

Infants and children, including school-aged children from families practicing a vegetarian diet, can be accommodated in an early care and education environment when there is:.

The facility should keep records detailing whether an infant is breastfed or formula fed, along with the type of formula being served. Infant meals and snacks should follow the meal and snack patterns of the Child and Adult Care Food Program. The facility should encourage breastfeeding by providing accommodations and continuous support to the breastfeeding mother.

Facilities should have a designated place set aside for breastfeeding mothers who want to visit the classroom during the workday to breastfeed, as well as a private area not a bathroom with an outlet for mothers to pump their breast milk 1,2.

The private area also should have access to water or hand hygiene. Infants may need a variety of special formulas, such as soy-based formula or elemental formulas, that are easier to digest and less allergenic. Please refer to standards 4. Human milk, as an exclusive food, is best suited to meet the entire nutritional needs of an infant from birth until 6 months of age, with the exception of recommended vitamin D supplementation.

In addition to nutrition, breastfeeding supports optimal health and development. Human milk is also the best source of milk for infants for at least the first 12 months of age and, thereafter, for as long as mutually desired by mother and child. Breastfeeding protects infants from many acute and chronic diseases and has advantages for the mother, as well 3. Research overwhelmingly shows that exclusive breastfeeding for 6 months, and continued breastfeeding for at least a year or longer, dramatically improves health outcomes for children and their mothers.

Healthy People outlines several objectives, including increasing the proportion of mothers who breastfeed their infants and increasing the duration of breastfeeding and exclusive breastfeeding 4.

Incidences of common childhood illnesses, such as diarrhea, respiratory disease, bacterial meningitis, botulism, urinary tract infections, sudden infant death syndrome, insulin-dependent diabetes, ulcerative colitis, and ear infections, and overall risk for childhood obesity are significantly decreased in breastfed children 5,6. Similarly, breastfeeding, when paired with other healthy parenting behaviors, has been directly related to increased cognitive development in infants 7.

Breastfeeding also has added benefits to the mother: Mothers who want to supplement their breast milk with formula may do so, as the infant will continue to receive breastfeeding benefits 4,5,7. Iron-fortified infant formula is an acceptable alternative to human milk as a food for infant feeding even though it lacks any anti-infective or immunological components.

Regardless of feeding preference, an adequately nourished infant is more likely to achieve healthy physical and mental development, which will have long-term positive effects on health 9. The long-term public health benefits of breastfeeding. Asia Pac J Public Health. Gibbs BG, Forste R. Breastfeeding, parenting, and early cognitive development. American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding.

Breastfeeding and the use of human milk. Maternal, infant, and child health. Accessed January 11, Total duration of breastfeeding, vitamin D supplementation, and serum levels of hydroxyvitamin D. Am J Public Health. Breastfeeding Policy and Guidance. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Accessed January 11 , Health inequalities and breastfeeding in the United States of America. Int J Childbirth Educ. An infant will communicate fullness by shaking the head or turning away from food 1,4,5.

Responsive feeding may help prevent childhood obesity Systematic review of randomised controlled trials of interventions that aim to reduce the risk, either directly or indirectly, of overweight and obesity in infancy and early childhood.

The Heart of Individualizing Responsive Care. Accessed November 14, Observed infant food cue responsivity: Infant hunger and satiety cues. How to care for infants and toddlers in groups.

Published February 8, Child care provider adherence to infant and toddler feeding recommendations: Feeding Guidelines for Infants and Young Toddlers: A Responsive Parenting Approach. Guidelines for Health Professionals.

Healthy Eating Research; Chapter 4 Nutrition and Food Service Standard 4. Preparing, Feed-ing, and Storing Human Milk. I cannot find any information in the new CFOC as to how long a bottle of breast milk can be kept after it is fed to an infant. It states that a bottle of formula should be discarded after one hour. I would think that it should be the same, since saliva is introduced into the bottle regardless of its contents, but I want to make sure.

Can you offer some guidance? Both re-sources state that breast milk should be discarded after it is fed to an infant. Expressed human milk should be placed in a clean and sanitary bottle with a nipple that fits tightly or into an equivalent clean and sanitary sealed container to prevent spilling during transport to home or to the facility.

Only cleaned and sanitized bottles, or their equivalent, and nipples should be used in feeding. The bottle or container should immediately be stored in the refrigerator on arrival. Avoid bottles made of plastics containing bisphenol A BPA or phthalates, sometimes labeled with 3, 6, or 7 1.

Use glass bottles with a silicone sleeve a silicone bottle jacket to prevent breakage or those made with safer plastics such as polypropylene or polyethylene labeled BPA-free or plastics with a recycling code of 1, 2, 4, or 5. The filled, labeled containers of human milk should be kept refrigerated. Human milk containers with significant amount of contents remaining greater than one ounce may be returned to the mother at the end of the day as long as the child has not fed directly from the bottle.

Frozen human milk may be transported and stored in single use plastic bags and placed in a freezer not a compartment within a refrigerator but either a freezer with a separate door or a standalone freezer. Human milk should be defrosted in the refrigerator if frozen, and then heated briefly in bottle warmers or under warm running water so that the temperature does not exceed If there is insufficient time to defrost the milk in the refrigerator before warming it, then it may be defrosted in a container of running cool tap water, very gently swirling the bottle periodically to evenly distribute the temperature in the milk.

After warming, bottles should be mixed gently not shaken and the temperature of the milk tested before feeding.

Some children around six months to a year of age may be developmentally ready to feed themselves and may want to drink from a cup. Two to three ounces of human milk can be placed in a clean cup and additional milk can be offered as needed. Small amounts of human milk about an ounce can be discarded. Human milk can be stored using the following guidelines from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine:.

Guidelines for Storage of Human Milk. Containers should be covered and kept as cool as possible; covering the container with a cool towel may keep milk cooler. Keep ice packs in contact with milk containers at all times, limit opening cooler bag. Store milk toward the back of the freezer, where temperature is most constant. Milk stored for longer durations in the ranges listed is safe, but some of the lipids in the milk undergo degradation resulting in lower quality.

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine Protocol Committee. Human milk storage information for home use for healthy full term infants, revised. Proper handling and storage of human milk — Storage duration of fresh human milk for use with healthy full term infants.

The early care and education program should 1: Inform the mother who expressed the human milk about the mistake and when the bottle switch occurred, and ask: If she does not know whether she has ever been tested for HIV, ask her if would she be willing to contact her primary health care provider and find out if she has been tested; and 4. Inform them that the risk of transmission of HIV is low; 3. The formula should be of the same brand that is served at home and should be of ready-to-feed strength or liquid concentrate to be diluted using cold water from a source approved by the health department.

Powdered infant formula, though it is the least expensive formula, requires special handling in mixing because it cannot be sterilized. Before opening the can, hands should be washed.

The can and plastic lid should be thoroughly rinsed and dried. Also, a scoop can be contaminated with a potential allergen from another type of formula. Iron-fortified formula should be refrigerated until immediately before feeding. For bottles containing formula, any contents remaining after a feeding should be discarded.

Any prepared formula must be discarded within one hour after serving to an infant. Some infants will require specialized formula because of allergy, inability to digest certain formulas, or need for extra calories. The appropriate formula should always be available and should be fed as directed. For those infants getting supplemental calories, the formula may be prepared in a different way from the directions on the container.

Formula should not be used beyond the stated shelf life period 3. The bottles must be sanitary, properly prepared and stored, and must be the same brand in the early care and education program and at home.

Avoid bottles made of plastics containing bisphenol A BPA or phthalates sometimes labeled with 3, 6, or 7. Techniques for Bottle Feeding. Can infants who are able to sit and hold their own bottles feed themselves or should all infants through 12 months be held during feedings? Infants should always be held for bottle feeding. Bottles should never be propped. The facility should not permit infants to have bottles in the crib. The facility should not permit an infant to carry a bottle while standing, walking, or running around.

Bottle feeding techniques should mimic approaches to breastfeeding: Initiate feeding when infant provides cues rooting, sucking, etc. Hold the infant during feedings and respond to vocalizations with eye contact and vocalizations; c. Allow breaks during the feeding for burping; e. Allow infant to stop the feeding. Bottles should be checked to ensure they are given to the appropriate child, have human milk, infant formula, or water in them. When using a bottle for a breastfed infant, a nipple with a cylindrical teat and a wider base is usually preferable.

A shorter or softer nipple may be helpful for infants with a hypersensitive gag reflex, or those who cannot get their lips well back on the wide base of the teat 1. Warming Bottles and Infant Foods. I have concerns about the standards recommending glass and ceramic containers due to concerns about using plastic.

I had a center that had a glass bottle drop and shatter in their infant room. BPA-free plastic bottles, those labeled 1, 2, 4, or 5, can be used to avoid the use of glass.

For those child care and early education facilities that choose to use glass bottles, a relatively new option is to use a bottle sleeve with the glass bottle to reduce the risk of shattered glass. Efficacy on this product is still being proven. Overall, glass is safer than plastic with BPA. Bottles and infant foods do not have to be warmed; they can be served cold from the refrigerator.

Bottles should not be left in a pot of water to warm for more than 5 minutes. Infant foods should be stirred carefully to distribute the heat evenly. Bisphenol A BPA -free plastic; plastic labeled 1, 2, 4, or 5, or.

Bottles of human milk or infant formula that are warmed at room temperature or in warm water for an inappropriate period provide an ideal medium for bacteria to grow.

Infants have received burns from hot water dripping from an infant bottle that was removed from a crock-pot or by pulling the crock-pot down on themselves by means of a dangling cord. Caution should be exercised to avoid raising the water temperature above a safe level for warming infant formula or infant food. Food safety for moms to be: Updated November 8, Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol.

Guide to baby-safe bottles and formula. Bottles, bottle caps, nipples, and other equipment used for bottle-feeding should be thoroughly cleaned after each use by washing in a dishwasher or by washing with a bottlebrush, soap, and water 1. Formula and milk promote growth of bacteria, yeast, and fungi 2. Bottles, bottle caps, and nipples that are reused should be washed and sanitized to avoid contamination from previous feedings.

Excessive boiling of latex bottle nipples will damage them. Additional Resource Feeding Infants: How to clean, sanitize, and store infant feeding items. Updated April 11, How to safely clean baby bottles. Published February 16, However, recommendations on the introduction of complementary foods provided to caregivers of infants should take into account:.

For infants who are exclusively breastfed, the amount of certain nutrients in the body - such as iron and zinc - begins to decrease after 6 months of age. The first food introduced should be a single-ingredient food that is served in a small portion for 2 to 7 days 3.

Gradually increase variety and portion of foods, one at a time, as tolerated by the infant 4. These include sitting up with minimal support, proper head control, ability to chew well, or grabbing food from the plate. Additionally, infants will lose the tongue-thrusting reflex and begin acting hungry after formula feeding or breastfeeding 3. Early introduction of age-appropriate solid food and fruit juice interferes with the intake of human milk or iron-fortified formula that the infant needs for growth.

Age-appropriate solid foods given before an infant is developmentally ready may be associated with allergies and digestive problems 5. Age-appropriate solid foods, such as meat and fortified cereals, are needed beginning at 6 months of age to make up for any potential losses in zinc and iron during exclusive breastfeeding 3.

Typically, low levels of vitamin D are transferred to infants via breast milk, warranting the recommendation that breastfed or partially breastfed infants receive a minimum daily intake of IU of vitamin D supplementation beginning soon after birth 6. Additionally, for infants who are exclusively formula fed or given a combination of formula and human milk, evidence for introducing complementary foods in a specific order has not been established.

Child and Adult Care Food Program: Infant Nutrition and Feeding. US Department of Agriculture; American Academy of Pediatrics. Updated November 21, Infant and young child feeding. Vitamin D3 supplementation during pregnancy and lactation improves vitamin D status of the mother-infant dyad. J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs.

All jars of baby food should be washed with soap and warm water and rinsed with clean, running warm water before opening. All commercially packaged baby food should be served from a dish and spoon, not directly from a factory-sealed container or jar 1. A dish should be cleaned and sanitized before use to reduce the likelihood of surface contamination. If left out, all food should be discarded after 2 hours 4.

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