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Feeding

in a NC DCD EE licensed infant


classroom
Objective 5.01
Let’s see where we’re starting
from…

How would you feed


an infant?

Show us!
There are 7 steps to
feeding an infant

according to the NC DCD EE


(North Carolina Department of
Child Development and Early
Education)
1. Immediately label
and refrigerate breast
or formula bottles of
milk

2. Discard any formula


or breast milk that has
not been refrigerated
for two hours
3. Remove bottle from
refrigerator and run
warm water over it to
bring to room
temperature

4. Hold infant while


bottle feeding; if old
enough to hold bottle,
place in age-
appropriate seat
5. Watch for signs of
fullness:
(a) crying in response to
bottle
(b) turning head away
(c) closing mouth tightly
(d) pushing away bottle
or breast
(e) stopping sucking
6.Stop feeding when
child shows signs of
fullness

7.Discard after one


hour any used
formula left in the
bottle
Activity…
 In pairs, create a sign showing the seven
steps of feeding an infant

 Each step should be easily identifiable as an


individual step.

 Each step should include a number (obviously


displayed) and a VISUAL of what it means.

 Label this “Feeding an Infant”