Nutrition

  • Each infant’s bottles must be labeled with child’s first and last name. Bottles must be dated daily.
  • Younger infants who are on their own feeding schedules requiring foods at various times of the day have feeding schedules that are flexible, keeping in mind the infant’s need and parental instructions.
  • Older infants eat at scheduled times from the center’s menu for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. Some modifications to the menu are made based on the age of the child.
  • Infants are encouraged to use a cup, spoon and bowl. All foods are served at a table or in a high chair.
  • Age-appropriate snacks are kept in the room for quick snacks for any infant who is able to eat them.
  • Breast feeding mothers are encouraged to continue nurturing and nourishing their infants in this way as long as they see fit. Mothers are welcome to breast feed as many times during the day as convenient for the mother.
  • Infants are not given hot dogs, peanut butter, grapes, or raisins. Honey will not be given to infants under the age of one due to the high bacteria content. Center menus are adjusted for infants.

Providers must obtain from the parent/guardian, a written statement giving formula and feeding schedule instructions for each infant.

Unused portions of breast milk will be returned to the parent at the end of the day. Microwave heating of formula is prohibited.

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