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 step-by-step guide has information on how to safely feed infants regardless of how you plan to feed them, whether exclusive breastfeeding, supplemented breastfeeding, or exclusive formula-feeding. Included in the plan are helpful resources:

Click here for the Fed Is Best Guide To Safe Infant Feeding 

  • Checklist for risk factors associated with feeding complications and jaundice

  • Signs of a HUNGRY newborn

  • Click here for how to supplement your baby while maintaining breast stimulation until the arrival of your full milk supply

  • Information on the correct newborn stomach size

  • Information on the new Newborn Weight Loss Tool which allows earlier and more accurate detection of excessive weight loss

Is My Baby’s Weight Loss Normal Or Excessive?


  • A helpful crib card or wall sign that helps communicate your infant feeding preferences to your health care providers

  • Parents who supplemented their babies while waiting for adequate milk supply arrival and went on to breastfeed.

I Supplemented My Baby Until My Milk Came In And We Are Still Breastfeeding At 3 Months


How To Prepare For Supplementing When Breastfeeding Your Baby In The Hospital


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.


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.