Daycare and infant feeding

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-08-2001
Daycare and infant feeding
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Tue, 01-26-2010 - 10:22am

Hi! It's been pointed out to me that this board is debating infant feeding, while the Breastmilk vs. Formula board has been debating daycares. I thought I would bring that topic here for discussion.


The questions being asked are this:


Do either BF or FF babies require more overall care at daycare?


Do either BF or FF babies require more one-on-one time at daycare?


Should there be a different fee for daycare for either BF or FF babies?


And another question that's been asked in other threads but I thought

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iVillage Member
Registered: 08-27-2007
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 3:26pm

The things you have mentioned are NOT transmissions risks for HIV, baby spittal, handling bottles of expressed BM or touching baby spit up.


I object to misinformation about HIV and since you said you didnt know much about it I was trying to be educational


              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 3:42pm
You missed making sure breast milk is properly labeled and having a procedure in place for talking to parents if breast milk is accidently fed to the wrong infant.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-27-2007
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 3:51pm

All bottles should be labelled with the childs first and last name.


My son almost died b/c he was fed someone elses formula.


5% of all infants have a serious to life threatening allergy to cows milk.


No infant should ever be left alone while feeding. All bottles should be given while the infant is being held.


These are not precautions for BM. They are precautions for

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 3:58pm
Would the procedure for feeding a child the wrong formula involve asking a parent to take an HIV test or submitting personal medical information? I imagine that's quite a bit more delicate than informing a parent that their kid got Enfamil instead of Similac. I'm really sorry your son was fed the wrong formula and almost died.
iVillage Member
Registered: 08-27-2007
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 4:10pm

The difference between similac and emfaimil are not consequencal..you are completely right.


But the difference between a milk and soy formula is, to 5% of

              *Praying for my best friend, my Dad*


 &n

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-19-2009
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 4:53pm

My answer is the same as most of the posters below. FF & BF babies don't require different amounts of care. The only care I think needs to be taken for bm is keeping it refrigerated.

So can you share what posters on the other board are bringing up as reasoning for how ff babies & bf babies are different & need different levels of care?

In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means."

In the frequently relevant (to so many debates on Ivillage) words of Inigio Montoya from The Princess Bride "You keep using that

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 6:24pm
Someone should tell that to the CDC: http://www.cdc.gov/breastfeeding/recommendations/other_mothers_milk.htm They agree that the mother who expressed the milk should be asked about HIV testing.
iVillage Member
Registered: 01-05-2000
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 7:14pm

What's to handle? The breastmilk is already in a bag or bottle. All that's has to be done is to drop the bag into the Playtex bottle or just replace the cap with a nipple. Or even easier, just take the already prepared bottle from the fridge and feed the baby. That's what Joy did when she was pumping and working. What she pumped one day went into a bottle in the fridge for the next day.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

iVillage Member
Registered: 12-07-2003
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 7:20pm
I was thinking primarily of refrigeration. I think most formula is in powdered form, right? And even the unopened non-powder kind can usually be stored at room temperature?
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Registered: 01-05-2000
Tue, 01-26-2010 - 7:30pm

At Dylan's dc (home dc), parents brought in both formula (usually in powdered form for ease in storing) and water to mix it with (they didn't want tap water used). Some parents brought in already prepared bottles of formula because they used a different formula than the dc did and/or child would only use a certain bottle. Some parents did bring in expressed breastmilk in bottles. The formula bottles and breastmilk bottles were kept in the fridge, labeled with the child's name on it. Right next to the milk that the toddlers drank and the other foods that needed refrigeration. Still no big deal. The dc also at various times had lists of safe foods on the fridge door for children who had food allergies.

When both Parker and Matilda were on breastmilk bottles, we had to keep Matilda's bottles away from Parker because of Erica's anti-depression meds. Which wasn't that hard to do. Matilda just had her bottles in my lap and I picked them up as soon as she dropped them. Something that Dylan's dc did as well.

Chris

The truth may be out there but lies are in your head. Terry Pratchett

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