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Emergency Preparedness: Infant and Young Child Care and Feeding

MO-07-0052 BFP

Key Points (Word)Opens a new browser window. and Media Release (PDF)Opens a new browser window.from the Emergency Nutrition Network

Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (ABM)

  • Support for Breastfeeding Is Crucial for Infant Health in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters (Word)Opens a new browser window.
  •  American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

  • Infant Nutrition during a disaster: Breastfeeding and other options (PDF)Opens a new browser window. 
  • California

  • Childbirth & Infant Feeding Emergency Information (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
  • California Emergency Preparedness Office
  • If you're a California nurse, doctor, pharmacist, or paramedic with an active license who would like to volunteer for disaster service, please register at the California Disaster Healthcare Volunteers 
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Keep Food and Water Safe after a Natural Disaster or Power Outage
  • Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN) materials: (you may need to register to complete the links)

  • Training materials about Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies
    • Guiding principles for feeding infants and young children during emergencies
    • Infant Feeding in Emergencies – Modules 1 and 2 (including Manuals, overheads and trainer guides) 
  • Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies - Operational Guidance for Emergency Relief Staff and Policy-Makers (Feb 2007 Available in 13 languages) (see Key Points (PDF)Opens a new browser window.- Also available in: French, Portuguese, Spanish and Arabic)
  • Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA): A resource of tested and pasteurized human milk and a way to locate how and where to donate milk for others.

    The International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN)

  • Infant Feeding in Emergency Situation 
  • International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)

  • Position Paper on Infant Feeding in Emergencies (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
  •  La Leche League International (LLLI) Articles

  • FAQ on How Can I Increase My Milk Supply? These tips will also help mothers who wish to relactate (return to breastfeeding after stopping).
  • Relactation Tips FAQ: Strategies for rebuilding a milk supply--useful if other foods are in short supply.
  • FAQ on Building Up Milk Supply: Originally for mothers who pump milk when away from their babies, this FAQ has some very helpful tips.
  • Hand Expression: an article with information on hand expressing milk, if a pump is not available.
  •  Stress – dealing with stress in emergencies: Breastfeeding in Times of Chaos

  •  Media Releases

  • Locating La Leche League in the USAother countries

  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF):

  • Infant and Young Child Feeding and Care
  • Starting New Traditions in Infant Feeding
  • Breastfeeding: Foundation for a Healthy Future (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services poster: Infant Feeding During Disasters

    United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC):

  • Support of Breastfeeding in Aftermath of Hurricanes
  • USBC Urges Support of Breastfeeding in Emergencies
  • Breastfeeding Recommended to Protect Infants During Swine Flu Outbreak
  • Wellstart International

  • Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency Situations (PDF)Opens a new browser window.
  • World Breastfeeding Week: 2009. Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response -  Are you ready?

    World Health Organization (WHO):

  • Breastfeeding: a vital emergency response. Are you ready?
  • Guiding principles for feeding infants and young children in emergencies - 2004 (PDF, 4.2MB)Opens a new browser window.
  • Thermal Protection of the Newborn
    Last modified on: 12/5/2013 4:34 PM