Appropriate infant and child feeding during a disaster saves lives. Learn how to be prepared in case of an emergency.
Disaster Safety for Expecting and New Parents CDC provides emergency preparedness tips to keep you and your family safe.
Reproductive Health in Emergency Preparedness and Response CDC resources for protecting the health of pregnant and postpartum women and newborns during a disaster.
Keep Food and Water Safe after a Natural Disaster or Power Outage Tips from the CDC for preventing illness . CDC information for if you are in a disaster or emergency, you take steps to prevent illness from unsafe food and water.
Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency Situations (PDF) A Wellstart factsheet that corrects misconceptions about breastfeeding during an emergency, and provides a decision-making guide for feeding infants under 6 months.
Infant Feeding in Disasters and Emergencies: Breastfeeding and Other Options (PDF) A guide from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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Infant Feeding During Disasters Infographic A poster on breastfeeding during disasters from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Operational Guidance on Infant Feeding in Emergencies Operational Guidance for Emergency Relief Staff and Program Managers
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
Human Milk Banking Association of North America (HMBANA) A resource of tested and pasteurized human milk and information on how to donate milk for others.
Protecting infants in emergencies: Information for the Media (PDF) Media messages can help protect infants during emergencies.
United States Breastfeeding Committee
Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies .