Infants

Image of Child Blowing Bubbles Learn the Signs. Act Early.

DHHS. CDC. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.

Do you know all the ways you should measure your child's growth? Find information, developmental milestones, fact sheets and more to help you help your child reach her/his full potential.


Children's Nutrition Research Center

USDA. ARS. Children's Nutrition Research Center.

Serves as a gateway to research information, and provides resources on maternal, infant, and child nutrition.


FNIC Lifecycle Nutrition: Infant Nutrition

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Provides a gateway to resources on infant nutrition, evaluated and maintained by the Food and Nutrition Information Center (FNIC).


Infant Nutrition and Health

USDA. NAL. FNIC. WIC Works Resource System.

Find numerous links, evaluated by Registered Dietitians, to credible infant feeding and nutrition information and resources, maintained by WIC Works Resource System.


Infant Feeding Guide

USDA. NAL. FNIC. WIC Works Resource System.

A practical feeding guideline handout for the first year of life, produced by the New Jersey WIC program. Includes advice for introducing solid foods and lists foods to avoid in the first 12 months.


Breastfeeding

DHHS. OWH. National Women's Health Information Center.

Provides practical, helpful breastfeeding information to help mothers learn about the benefits and challenges of breastfeeding, and gives the phone number for the Center's Breastfeeding Helpline. Also in Spanish.


Infant Nutrition and Health Resource List (PDF | 146 KB)

USDA. NAL. Food and Nutrition Information Center.

Collection of resources on infant nutrition and feeding, including books, pamphlets and audiovisuals published from 2005 on.


America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2010

Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics.

Provides a report on the key indicators of child and family well-being in America. Links to reports from previous years.


Prenatal and Postpartum Nutrition Pamphlets

Maryland FHA. Maryland Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.

Two pamphlets, Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy and Healthy Tips for New Moms, provide nutrition education to pregnant women both at the beginning of pregnancy and postpartum.


Learn the Signs. Act Early

CDC. National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities. Division of Birth Defects.

Moving past the focus on height and weight, this CDC campaign details other ways parents can measure a child's growth. Web site details other milestones a child should reach from birth to 5 years. Parents can track child development and act early on any concerns.


Help Me Be Healthy Series

Maryland FHA. Maryland DHMH. Maryland Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program.

Pamphlet series, available in English and Spanish, offers a comprehensive treatment of child health issues. Information is delivered in small doses as tips for parents. Pamphlets are based on child age, from birth to 5 years, with a new pamphlet for each six month interval.


MedlinePlus: Breastfeeding

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Information from the MedlinePlus Encyclopedia related to breastfeeding, including recommendations, possible problems, and additional resources including a breastfeeding tips page. Also in Spanish.


Feeding Your Baby with Breast Milk or Formula

DHHS. Food and Drug Administration.

Short fact sheet with guidance on infant feeding and making the decision between breast milk and formula. Also in PDF|396 KB.


Feeding Infants: A Guide for Use in the Child Nutrition Programs

USDA. FNS. Team Nutrition.

Provides information on nutrition for infants, including breastfeeding and formula feeding, feeding solid foods, sanitary food preparation and safe food handling. Helpful for both parents and child care staff.


Infant Formula Overview

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Information about infant formulas, including regulation of commercial formulas, commonly asked questions, resource links, and how to report problems, that may be helpful to industry, consumers, government agencies, and others.


WIC - Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Program serves to safeguard the health of low-income women, infants, & children up to age 5 who are at nutritional risk by providing nutritious foods to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals to health care.


Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Overseas Program

Department of Defense.

Provides general information on the WIC program and how it works overseas, as well as information on eligibility requirements.


Breastfeeding Promotion and Support in WIC

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Gateway to information on the benefits of breastfeeding as well as links to information on federal requirements for breastfeeding, the Fathers Supporting Breastfeeding program, and the Breastfeeding Promotion Consortium.


Child and Adult Care Food Program

USDA. Food and Nutrition Service.

Plays a vital role in improving the quality of day care for children and elderly adults by making care more affordable for many low-income families. This website provides a gateway to information related to the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) program, including eligibility requirements, FAQs, state contacts, regulations and more.


Once Baby Arrives: Food Safety for Moms-to-Be

DHHS. FDA. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

Provides tips on food safety when caring for infants and children.


MedlinePlus: Infant and Toddler Nutrition

DHHS. NIH. National Library of Medicine.

Offers information, resources, and the latest news on infant and toddler nutrition and provides age-specific information on feeding children for the first two years. Links users to organizations and services for more information. Also in Spanish.


FoodReview: Examining the Well-Being of Children

USDA. Economic Research Service.

From October 2001, contains articles on the well-being of America's children, children's diet quality, the problem of overweight children, foodborne disease among children, the economics of breastfeeding, and food assistance programs that help children and their families.


Study Examines Long-Term Health Effects of Soy Infant Formula

USDA. Agricultural Research Service.

Provides information on research conducted on the immediate and long-term health effects of soy-based infant formulas.