(a)  The parent or health care provider of each child under 15 months of age shall provide the center an individual written feeding plan for the child. This plan shall be followed at the center. This plan shall include the child's name, be signed by the parent or health care provider, and be dated when received by the center. Each infant's plan shall be modified in consultation with the child's parent or health care provider to reflect changes in the child's needs as he or she develops. The feeding instructions for each infant shall include the type and amount of milk, formula and food, the frequency of feedings and be posted for reference by the caregivers.

(b)  Each infant shall be held for bottle feeding until able to hold his or her own bottle. Bottles shall not be propped. Each child shall be held or placed in feeding chairs or other age-appropriate seating apparatus to be fed. The feeding chair or other seating apparatus shall be disassembled for cleaning purposes.

(c)  Infants shall not be served juice in a bottle without a prescription or written statement on file from a health care professional or licensed dietitian/nutritionist.

(d)  Each infant shall be served only bottles labeled with their individual name.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 110-85; 110‑91(2); 143B‑168.3;

Eff. January 1, 1986;

Amended Eff. December 1, 2012; July 1, 1998; October 1, 1991; November 1, 1989;

Readopted Eff. October 1, 2017.