Here are some of the highlights for this micro-credential.

  • No admission requirements,application process, no pre-requisites, open to anyone

  • Learn at your own pace using a computer, tablet or smartphone

  • Take up to 90 days to complete the micro-credential

  • Receive a certificate of course completion and digital badge for successfully completing the course which can be shared on social media (e.g. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter), downloaded as a PDF, or even embedded in an email signature

Micro-credential Overview

In this short 6-hr micro-credential, learners will explore the feeding needs of younger and older infants, including the value of breastfeeding and bottle feeding. They will also discover the order in which foods are introduced to infants to ensure that adequate nutrition and safety are considered.  They will also learn about the feeding skills required for older infants and when it is safe to introduce solid foods to them.  Lastly, learners will identify which foods to avoid to lessen the risk of choking hazards.

Review the curriculum below to see the topics covered.  

Learners who successfully complete the micro-credential will earn a digital badge and certificate of course completion that can be downloaded and shared via social media. 

You will have access to the course for 90 days to work through the content.


  • 1

    Welcome to the micro-credential!

    • Before we begin...

    • Welcome and Micro-credential Information

    • Navigation

    • Learning Outcomes

  • 2


    • Overview

    • Learning Objectives

    • Introduction

    • An Infant

    • Infancy

    • Feeding Environment

    • Responsibility

    • Introducing New Foods to Your Child

    • Knowledge Check

    • Breast or Bottle

    • Breast is Best

    • Disadvantages of Breastfeeding

    • Disadvantages of Formula Feeding

    • Formula Feeding

    • Breastfeeding Versus Formula

    • Knowledge Check

    • Developmental Characteristics Related to Eating

    • Birth to Nine Months

    • Is Baby Ready?

    • First Foods

    • Introduction to First Foods

    • When to Introduce Semi-Solid Foods

    • Knowledge Check

    • First Foods

    • Tips

    • Summary

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 3

    Older Infants

    • Overview

    • Learning Objectives

    • Introduction

    • Developmental Characteristics in Feeding

    • General Skills for Feeding

    • Appetite Regulation and Food Preference

    • Timeframe

    • How and When to Start Solid Foods

    • Knowledge Check

    • What Foods to Give to an Older Infant

    • Resource

    • Commercial Baby Food Versus Homemade

    • Foods to Avoid

    • Peanut Butter

    • Food Allergies

    • Knowledge Check

    • Resource

    • Food Amounts

    • Month by Month Feeding Schedules

    • All Babies are Different

    • Summary

    • Lesson Quiz

  • 4

    Next steps

    • Summary

    • You're Almost Done

    • Before you go...

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