Infant-Driven Feeding® was selected as the cue-based feeding method to be used in our unit because it seemed to be objective, straight-forward, and easy to use. We have never regretted our decision. Members of all role groups who play any part in feeding a preterm or convalescent newborn have found it very intuitive. It is also easy for parents to understand.
During the early days of our use of the Infant-Driven Feeding Scales©, we had occasion to seek consultation on a particularly challenging case. The response was immediate and detailed, and follow-up extended beyond the original inquiry. I would recommend use of the Infant-Driven Feeding® model for any NICU or Special Care Nursery that is interested in making the feeding experience of their patients more developmentally appropriate and based on the needs and abilities of the infants.