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Breastfeeding in Emergencies

In an emergency situation, whether a natural or man-made disaster, breastfeeding is an important strategy for increasing infant and child survival. These resources from ILCA for relief workers, healthcare workers and families, will show you how to promote, protect, and support breastfeeding in an emergency.

ILCA Statement on Typhoon Haiyan:

ILCA Encourages Breastfeeding Support In Response To Typhoon Haiyan (November 13, 2013)

ILCA Resources:

Tips for Relief Workers: Facts about Breastfeeding in an Emergency (English l French l Spanish)
Tips for Health Care Providers: Facts about Breastfeeding in an Emergency (English l French l Spanish)
Checklists (2009 World Breastfeeding Week Kit)
Background Information - Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response (2009 World Breastfeeding Week Kit)
10 MORE Reasons to Breastfeed! Flyer (english [bleed l no bleed] l French l Spanish)

Other Important Resources on Breastfeeding in Emergencies:
WHO/UNICEF “Call for Support for Appropriate Infant and Young Child Feeding in Haiti”
         http://www.who.int/hac/crises/hti/appeal/haiti_joint_call_for_support.pdf
WHO/UNICEF “Haiti Earthquake Technical Note on HIV and Infant Feeding”
         http://www.ilca.org/files/in_the_news/Emergencies/UNICEFWHOStatement.pdf
Emergency Nutrition Network
         www.ennonline.net/ife
American Academy of Pediatrics “Infant Nutrition During a Disaster”
         http://www.aap.org/breastfeeding/files/pdf/InfantNutritionDisaster.pdf
United States Breastfeeding Committee
         www.usbreastfeeding.org
Human Milk Banking Association of North America
         www.hmbana.org

Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccines and Breastfeeding

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