Infant-Driven Feeding®
Advancing Neonatal Oral Feeding Practice
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Infant-Driven Feeding®
Advancing Neonatal Oral Feeding Practice

The Infant-Driven Feeding® Program is an evidence-based, research-supported online educational program for a systematic neurodevelopmental model of care created to advance neonatal oral feeding practice, appropriate for all neonatal professionals.

Single-User License purchase

  • Access to the online educational program
  • Access to the copyrighted Infant-Driven Feeding™ Scales*
  • Individual Infant-Driven Feeding® Program Completion Certificate
  • Downloadable Bibliography
    • Single-User License Terms of Purchase

      • Purchase outside of U.S.
        For individual users outside of the United States, including Canada, email
      • Program Access
        After purchase, you will receive a confirmation email from Handi-Craft Company. Within 24 hours (Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM Central) you will receive an email from Dr. Brown’s Medical with instructions for accessing the online program.
      • License Period – 45 days
        Upon receiving the email from Dr. Brown’s Medical the online course can be accessed immediately via Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Safari, or Firefox with a 45-day license period. Your license and ability to access the online course will expire thereafter.
      • Cancellations & Refunds
        Cancellation and refund requests must be made in writing before the end of the license period and are granted at the discretion of Dr. Brown’s Medical. Refunds will not be granted for failure to access the online course within the License Period. To request a refund, send an email to
        If Dr. Brown’s Medical is unable to provide course access in the above timeframe, the registered learner will be notified via email.
      • Continuing Education Credits
        The following disciplines are eligible for 4.0 contact hours of approved continuing education credit: Nursing, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology. All participants are eligible for a certificate of completion.
      • Privacy
        Your privacy is of utmost concern. Information provided during registration and throughout the program will be shared with the third-party content provider and will not be used for any other purpose.

        *Copyright The Infant-Driven Feeding® (IDF™) Program and the Infant-Driven Feeding™ (IDF™) Scales are copyrighted, proprietary works of Handi-Craft Company (HCC). Due to the copyright and proprietary ownership of HCC, Single – User Licenses are limited to use of the program and scales solely in the course of their personal professional practice and are restricted from sharing.

      ®2024 Handi‐Craft Company. All Rights Reserved.
      Unauthorized reproduction of the IDF™ Program and/or IDF™ Scales materials is prohibited.

      For more information: Dr. Brown’s Medical.


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The Infant Driven Feeding® (IDF) Program provides a solution to advance neonatal oral feeding practice. Those educated will be prepared to provide neurodevelopmental, family-centered care with an increased understanding of foundational knowledge of neonatal feeding skills.

The IDF™ Program provides training modules to guide participants in neonatal oral feeding practices. This training program focus includes recognition of feeding readiness, including signs of stress that may terminate a feeding session with objective scoring measures to enhance consistency in care during each feeding. Focus also includes a multidisciplinary approach, including the family. Target audience includes MD, OT, SLP, PT, RN, LC, and other neonatal professionals involved with feeding practices.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe how to create at least 2 nurturing feeding experiences for infants and parents.
  • Identify the 7 key components of the IDF™ Program using the success framework.
  • List at least 3 appropriate caregiver support strategies during oral feeding and indications for use with the neonatal population.
  • Name 3 benefits of implementing the IDF™ Program in the neonatal population.


  • Infant Driven Feeding® Introduction (20 minutes)
  • Chapter 1: Support Development (40 minutes)
  • Chapter 2: Unify Team (30 minutes)
  • Chapter 3: Change Culture (20 minutes)
  • Chapter 4: Creating Experiences (20 minutes)
  • Chapter 5: Establishing Systems (60 minutes)
  • Chapter 6: Strategizing Interventions (30 minutes)
  • Chapter 7: Sustaining Progress (20 minutes)

Instructional Method: On-demand online learning includes lectures, PowerPoint slides, handouts, learning assessments, and a course evaluation. Video included in some chapters. An audio connection will be necessary.

Course Completion Requirements: The learner must view the entire course, complete the course evaluation, and complete the post-course learning assessment to receive education credit.

Contributing Authors and Disclosures

Elisa Doherty, OTR/L, SBCS, IBCLC is an independent contractor with Dr. Brown’s Medical. No nonfinancial disclosures.

Lindsey Green, DNP, MN, APRN-CNS, CCNS, RNC-NIC is an independent contractor with Dr. Brown’s Medical. No nonfinancial disclosures.

Kelly Andrasik McLeod, OTD, OTR/L, IBCLC, CNT, BCP provides continuing education courses through The Lactation OT and is an independent consultant with Dr. Brown’s Medical. No nonfinancial disclosures.

Jenny Reynolds, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC, CNT, BCS-S receives a salary from Baylor Scott and White Institute for Rehabilitation and an honorarium from Dr. Brown’s Medical. No nonfinancial disclosures.

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Nursing: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16677 for 4 Contact Hours. Participant required to attend 80% of the activity to receive CE.

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Dr. Brown’s Medical is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. PD activity approval ID# 03046. This distance learning – independent program is offered at 0.4 CEUs, educational level, Intermediate. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.


Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Feeding Consultants is an ASHA CE Approved Provider of continuing education. This live webinar is offered at 0.40 CEUs, Intermediate, Professional level. No partial credit awarded. ASHA CE Provider approval and use of the Brand Block does not imply ASHA endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.

For questions regarding CE credit or ADA communications, contact or call 844.967.6767.

Benefits of Unit-Wide Program Purchase

Unit-Wide implementation is designed for neonatal units planning to implement the IDF Program and Scales.

Licensed Unit-Wide Program purchase includes the Unit-Wide Program Suite:

  • Parent Video and Handout
  • Provider Support Material
  • Infant-Driven Feeding™ Scales Bedside Reference Cards
  • Pre and Post Knowledge Assessments
  • IDF Program Process Guide
  • Program Implementation Checklist
  • Permission Letter to Upload IDF™ Scales in eMR
  • QI Project Guide
  • Support from a Designated Account Manager

Contact Dr. Brown’s Medical for Unit-Wide Purchase of the Infant-Driven Feeding Program, email: or click HERE.

The Infant-Driven Feeding™ Scales were originally published in 2007 and the online Program was created in 2014. Handi-Craft Company acquired the Infant-Driven Feeding Program in 2018. While maintaining the intent of the original authors, the Program and Scales will be periodically updated to reflect current best practices, updated literature, and technological advancements to the platform.

The Infant-Driven Feeding® (IDF™) Program and the Infant-Driven Feeding™ (IDF™) Scales are proprietary, copyrighted works owned by Handi-Craft Company. Contents are for single-user access and no other purposes.

The Infant-Driven Feeding™ (IDF™) Scales may not be modified in any way other than text resizing and are not to be shared with others who have not completed the IDF™ Program.

Written permission is required to add the IDF™ Scales to eMR and for any manuscript/poster recognition.

®2024 Handi‐Craft Company. All Rights Reserved.
Unauthorized reproduction of the IDF™ Program and/or IDF™ Scales materials is prohibited.