Infant Feeding: Tips for Food Safety

Breastfeeding Infancy

Job aid for WLOL course: Feeding Infants: Nourishing Attitudes and Techniques

Food safety is of the utmost importance when preparing, handling and storing foods for infants. This job aid supports content in the WIC Learning Online course, Infant Feeding, Nourishing Attitudes and Techniques, highlighting important food safety tips for human milk, infant formula, and both store-bought and home-prepared infant food as well as choking risks.

Visit our Toxic Metals in Baby Food for information about the FDA's “Closer to Zero” action plan for reducing exposure to toxic elements, including lead, arsenic, cadmium, and mercury, from foods for babies and young children. 

Find more information on food safety on the Food Safety and Food Safety for Pregnant Women and Children pages.

Infant Eating
Developed by: USDA, Food and Nutrition Service
Publication date: October 2016