Feeding of Breastfed Infants


Initial Feeding Received After Birth
Practical and Educational

ABM Clinical Protocol #5: Peripartum Breastfeeding Management
Source: ABM
Description: A sample hospital protocol for peripartum care, from skin-to-skin to supplementary feeds.
Date of Publication: Updated in 2013



​Medications and Breastfeeding: Tips for Giving Moms Accurate Information
Source: AAP
Description: Short paper, targeted at providers, offering advice on how to use LactMed and how to offer mothers the most accurate information concerning medications and breastfeeding.
Date of Access: October 2015



ABM Clinical Protocol #1: Management of Hypoglycemia in Infants
Source: ABM
Description: A sample hospital protocol for care of hypoglycemic infants.
Date of Publication: Updated in 2014



ABM Clinical Protocol #22: Guidelines for Management of Jaundice
Source: ABM
Description: A sample hospital protocol for the care of jaundiced infants.
Date of Publication: Updated in 2010



Practical

Consent Form to Give Formula and/or Artificial Nipples
Source: CDPH
Description: An example consent form for mothers to sign authorizing formula use and/or artificial nipple use. Addresses breastfeeding benefits and potential reasons to formula feed.
Date of Access: October 2015



Algorithm of Newborn Feeding Choice
Source: Breastfeeding Consortium
Description: Algorithm for providers to follow if a patient demonstrates a desire to supplement or bottle feed her child. Attempts to ensure that all patient decisions are fully informed and documented accurately.
Date of Access: October 2015



Sample Script for Nurses
Source: Texas Ten Step Program
Description: A sample of possible responses nurses and other providers can use when a new mother asks to bottle-feed or to have her child taken to the nursery.
Date of Access: October 2015



Educational

Ten Reasons to Breastfeed Poster
Source: ILCA
Description: Colorful poster with 10 reasons mother should breastfeed (divided into 5 benefits for baby and 5 for mother).
Date of Publication: 2009 (E)



Colostrum: Baby’s First Meal
Source: AAP (healthychildren.org)
Description: Two-page info sheet for parents about the benefits of colostrum and about the importance of the baby’s first meal.
Date of Publication: Updated in 2015



LactMed ToxNet
Source: NIH
Description: Resource describing what medications are acceptable or not acceptable to take while breastfeeding.
Date of Access: October 2015



Transfer of Drugs into Human Milk
Source: AAP
Description: Academic paper that addresses the effect certain classes of drugs and medications can have on breast milk production and content.
Date of Publication: 2013



Colostrum Ingested During First Day by Exclusively Breastfed Neonate
Source: Journal of Pediatrics
Description: An academic paper that describes the typical amount of breast milk (i.e. colostrum) that an infant ingests during the first 24 hours of life.
Date of Publication: 2010



Supplementary Feedings
Practical and Educational

International Code of Marketing Breast-Milk Substitutes
Source: WHO
Description: Official WHO document concerning the marketing and sale of breast-milk substitutes. Intended to protect and promote breastfeeding.
Date of Publication: 1981



ABM Clinical Protocol #3: Supplementation
Source: ABM
Description: ABM protocol concerning the use of supplementary feedings in healthy neonates. Contains a sample protocol for addressing the use of breast milk substitutes.
Date of Publication: 2009



ABM Clinical Protocol #5: Peripartum Breastfeeding Management
Source: ABM
Description: A sample hospital protocol for peripartum care, from skin-to-skin to supplementary feeds.
Date of Publication: Updated in 2013




​CMSS Code for Interaction with Companies

Source: CMSS
Description: A code to follow when dealing with any company attempting to market a product – e.g. breast-milk substitutes – to a hospital or other institution. Endorsed by the ABM, AAP, and many other medical organizations.
Date of Publication: Updated in 2011



Practical

Consent Form to Give Formula and/or Artificial Nipples
Source: CDPH
Description: An example consent form for mothers to sign authorizing formula use and/or artificial nipple use. Addresses breastfeeding benefits and potential reasons to formula feed.
Date of Access: October 2015



Pacifier and Formula Documentation Form
Source: MN Breastfeeding Coalition
Description: A sample form for mother and provider to fill out to document a mother’s preference for a pacifier and/or formula.<
Date of Access: October 2015 



Consent Form to Supplement Infant Feeds
Source: CDPH
Description: A sample consent form for mothers and physicians to sign authorizing formula supplementation. Addresses breastfeeding benefits and reasons that the hospital does not typically recommended supplementary feeds.
Date of Access: October 2015



Algorithm of Newborn Feeding Choice
Source: Breastfeeding Consortium
Description: Algorithm for providers to follow if a patient demonstrates a desire to supplement or bottle feed her child. Attempts to ensure that all patient decisions are fully informed and documented accurately.
Date of Access: October 2015



Exclusive Breastfeeding Audit Form
Source: Texas Ten Step
Description: A sample audit form for providers to fill out. Documents feeding choice and – if that choice is not exclusive breastfeeding – why the mother is supplementing. 
Date of Access: October 2015



Educational

FAQs About the Code
Source: WHO
Description: A list of FAQs and answers concerning the International Code of Marketing Breast-Milk Substitutes.
Date of Publication: Updated in 2008



Marketing Infant Formula Through Hospitals
Source: American Journal of Public Health
Description: Academic article examining the ramifications of marketing infant formula in hospitals.
Date of Publication: 2008



Trends of Distributing Infant Formula Packs
Source: Pediatrics
Description: Academic article looking at the trends in formula distribution out of hospitals between 2007 and 2013.
Date of Publication: 2015

What Parents Need to Know About Formula
Source: MN Breastfeeding Consortium
Description: One page list for new parents concerning the risks and benefits of formula.
Date of Access: October 2015