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Guidelines & Recommendations

Food Safety for Infants After a Disaster
Precautions to take when feeding your infant after a flood, hurricane or other emergency.

Infant Safety in Maternity Care Practices that Support Breastfeeding in US Birth Facilities
Published resources on infant safety in the maternity care setting.

American Academy of Pediatrics Clinical Report [PDF-251KB]
Diagnosis and prevention of iron deficiency and iron deficiency anemia in infants and young children.

Proper Handling and Storage of Human Milk
How families and childcare professionals may safely transport and store expressed breast milk.

Travel Recommendations for the Nursing Mother
Traveling with or without the breastfeeding child poses unique challenges.

Evaluating the potential effects vaccines have on the safety of mother’s milk.

Vitamin D Supplementation
A supplement of 400 IU per day of vitamin D is recommended for all breastfeeding infants.

What to do if an Infant or Child is Mistakenly Fed Another Woman’s Expressed Breast Milk
Treat a switch in breast milk as if an accidental exposure to other body fluids had occurred.

CDC Guidance on Influenza and Infant Feeding
Information for families and health care providers on the prevention and control of Influenza

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Learn how to clean your breast pump and other infant feeding items to help keep your baby healthy!

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