Feeding an infant is an opportunity to connect in a deeply comforting and supportive way, and let the infant experience the pleasure of eating. Teachers can enjoy this one-on-one time as well. Programs can provide support for breastfeeding mothers, and also show respect for each family’s choices around breastmilk or formula. Heath procedures support keeping bottles clean and safe. Eating is an important and meaningful ritual for infants – and for all of us – and should be treated as such.

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