Fed is Best Feeding Plan – Updated 2020

Updated September 10, 2020

We are proud to present the latest edition of the Fed is Best Guide to Safe Infant Feeding. The new guide has information on how to safely feed infants regardless of how you plan to feed, whether exclusive breastfeeding, supplemented breastfeeding or exclusive formula-feeding. Included in the plan are helpful resources:

  • Check list for risk factors associated with feeding complications and jaundice
  • Signs of a HUNGRY newborn
  • How to supplement while maintaining breast milk supply
  • Information on the newborn stomach size
  • Information on the new Newborn Weight Loss Tool, which allows earlier and more accurate detection of excessive weight loss
  • A helpful crib card or wall sign that helps communicate your infant feeding preferences to your health care providers

Click the image below to get the free downloadable guide:


We believe all babies deserve to be protected from hunger and thirst every single day of their life and we believe that education on Safe Infant Feeding should be free. If you would like to make a donation to support the Fed is Best Foundation’s mission to teach every parent Safe Infant Feeding, please consider making a one-time or recurring donation to our organization.

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Disclaimer:  This document does not replace in-person physician evaluation and treatment.  This document is meant to inform parents of the most recent data regarding infant feeding and to increase their knowledge on how to protect their newborns from hyperbilirubinemia, dehydration, hypernatremia, hypoglycemia and extended or repeat hospitalizations due to complications from underfeeding.  Earlier supplementation may be needed for babies who are premature or have medical conditions. It is recommended that a parent seeks evaluation by a pediatrician for any concerns regarding the health and safety of her baby if they arise.