Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program

Last Published: 03/29/2019

Feeding Infants in the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) guide is a training tool for CACFP operators with infants enrolled at their child care site. It covers topics such as the infant meal pattern, developmental readiness, hunger and fullness signs, handling and storing breastmilk and infant formula, solid foods, what is creditable in the infant meal pattern, and much more! Find parent communication tools, child care provider handouts, practice scenarios, and check your knowledge questions in this guide as well.

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Feeding Infants Intro

Words To Know

Giving Babies a Healthy Start With the CACFP

Introduction
[English]

Words To Know
[English]

Chapter 1: Giving Babies a Healthy Start With the CACFP [English]

Chapter 2: Feeding the Breastfed Baby

bottle feeding

storing brreastmilk

Chapter 2: Feeding the Breastfed Baby
[English]

Chapter 3: Feeding the Formula-Fed Baby
[English]

Chapter 4: Handling and Storing Breastmilk and Infant Formula [English]

botle feeding a baby feeding a child

food processing

Chapter 5: Feeding a Baby Using a Bottle and Cup [English]

Chapter 6: Feeding Solid Foods [English]

Chapter 7: Buying and Preparing Baby Foods [English]

washing hands child eating

man with child

Chapter 8: Safe Food Preparation [English]

Chapter 9: Choking Prevention [English]

Chapter 10: Food Allergies and Intolerances [English]

brushing a baby's teeth

women in clinic

 

Chapter 11: Caring for Babies’ Gums and Teeth [English]

Chapter 12: Partnering With Families [English]

 

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Sample Infant Daily Activity Chart Sample Infant Menu (6 Through 11 Months) Appendix C: Infant Meal Pattern

Appendix A: Sample Infant Daily Activity Chart [English]

Appendix B: Sample Infant Menu (6 Through 11 Months) [English]

Appendix C: Infant Meal Pattern [English]

Choose Breakfast Cereals That Are Lower In Added Sugars Appendix E: Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars Appendix F: Infant Foods List

Appendix D: Choose Breakfast Cereals That Are Lower in Added Sugars [English]

Appendix E: Choose Yogurts That Are Lower in Added Sugars [English]

Appendix F: Infant Foods List

[English]

Appendix G: CACFP Questions and Answers Feeding Infants post test  

Appendix G: CACFP Questions and Answers [English]

Appendix H: Feeding Infants Pre- and Post-Test [English]

 

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Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods? Tell Us About Your Breastfed Baby! For Parents: Feeding Your Baby Infant Formula? Tell Us More!

For Parents: Is Your Baby Ready for Solid Foods?
[English]

For Parents: Breastfeeding? Tell Us About Your Breastfed Baby! [English]

For Parents: Feeding Your Baby Infant Formula? Tell Us More! [English]

For Parents: What Is Your Baby Eating? Let Us Know! For Parents: Making Sure Your Baby Gets Enough Iron

For Parents: Varying Your Baby’s Veggies

For Parents: What Is Your Baby Eating? Let Us Know! [English]

For Parents: Making Sure Your Baby Gets Enough Iron [English]

For Parents: Varying Your Baby’s Veggies [English]

Download Communication Tool for Child Care Providers

   
Feeding Babies in Their First Year Keeping Foods Save Hand Washing

For Child Care Providers: Feeding Babies in Their First Year
[English]

For Child Care Providers: Keeping Solid Foods Safe [English]

For Child Care Providers: Hand Washing
[English]

Making Foods Safer for Baby    

For Child Care Providers: Making Foods Safer for Baby
[English]