BREASTFEEDING IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS
 

La Leche League Resources
 

LLLI articles on disaster/emergency/crisis nursing
Frequency of Feeding FAQs
Milk Donation and Sharing
Donating blood
Drip-Drop Feeding 
Hand expressing milk
Cup Feeding
Relactation
Disaster: Breastfeeding Is a Life Line
Breastfeeding and Coronavirus Resources

 

Other Resources
 

AAP – Infant Nutrition During a Disaster: Breastfeeding and other options
https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters/Documents/InfantNutritionDisaster.pdf

 

Australian Breastfeeding Association
• Helping mothers and babies in emergencies (1)
https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/system/files/Breastfeeding%20in%20emergencies%20%20PDF.pdf
• Helping mothers and babies in emergencies (2)
https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/system/files/Breastfeeding%20in%20emergencies%202.pdf

 

Gribble and Berry – Emergency Preparedness for Infants
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3225303/
https://www.breastfeeding.asn.au/bfinfo/infant-feeding-emergencies

• Emergency supplies required for breastfed infants or for feeding infants ready-to-use infant formula or powdered milk
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3225303/table/T1/
• Examples of media messages on infant feeding issues at different stages of an emergency
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3225303/table/T2/

 

How to Express and Heat Treat Breast Milk found on Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)
http://files.ennonline.net/attachments/614/engheattreat-march-2005-eng-(b).pdf

 

International Baby Food Action Network – International Code Documentation Centre (IBFAN-ICDC) information

• Factsheet on Feeding Babies in Emergencies
http://www.ibfan.org/art/FactsheetEmergency2000.pdf

• Focus on Code and Infant Feeding in Emergencies summary document prepared as contribution to WBW 2009
http://worldbreastfeedingweek.net/wbw2009/images/icdc_%20focus_english.pdf

 

Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) found on Emergency Nutrition Network (ENN)

• Module 1 – information for emergency relief staff
https://www.ennonline.net/ifemodule1archive
• Module 2 – information for health and nutrition workers in emergency situations for training, practice and reference
https://www.ennonline.net/ifemodule2

• Operational Guidance for Emergency Relief Staff
http://files.ennonline.net/attachments/2671/Ops-G_2017_WEB.pdf

• Protecting Infants in Emergencies: information for the media
http://files.ennonline.net/attachments/854/ife-media-flyer-final(1).pdf
• Protecting Infants in Emergencies: the role of the public
http://files.ennonline.net/attachments/200/ife-guide-general-public.pdf

 

Infant Feeding Support for Refugee Children created by IFE Core Group
• Feeding Your Baby as You Travel
http://safelyfed.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Transit-guidelines-ENGLISH.pdf
http://safelyfed.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Liflet-Feeding-your-baby-as-you-travel-ENGLISH.pdf (color version)
• Feeding Babies and Young Children: Key points for helpers
http://safelyfed.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Simple-points-on-Feeding-Babies-and-Young-Children.pdf
• Key Phrases for Feeding Assessments and Support, multi-lingual
http://safelyfed.org/resources/keyphrases-iycfe-transit/

 

International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA) information
Background Information for Breastfeeding: A Vital Emergency Response
http://www.opha.net/Resources/Documents/Mannel%20-%20ILCA,BfdgVitalEmergencyResponse.pdf


• Facts About Breastfeeding in an Emergency: Especially for Health Care Providers
http://portal.ilca.org/files/in_the_news/Emergencies/FACTSforHCP.pdf
• Facts About Breastfeeding in an Emergency: Especially for Relief Workers
http://portal.ilca.org/files/in_the_news/Emergencies/FACTSforReliefWorkers.pdf
• Infant and Young Child Feeding Position Paper published in Journal of Human Lactation (2014)
http://portal.ilca.org/files/resources/ilca_publications/Infant_and_Young_Child_Feeding.pdf

 

NCBI – Heat Treatment of Expressed Breast Milk is a Feasible Option for Feeding HIV Exposed, Uninfected Children After 6 Months of Age in Rural Zimbabwe
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3140214/

 

EAPRO, UNICEF 2006 – Supporting families to optimally feed infants and young children in emergencies: An important guide for health and relief workers
https://www.ennonline.net/iycfemergenciesguide

 

UNICEF – Programming Guide for Infant and Young Child Feeding
https://www.unicef.org/nutrition/files/Final_IYCF_programming_guide_2011.pdf

 

UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) information
• Policy Related to the Acceptance, Distribution and Use of Milk Products in Refugee Situations
http://files.ennonline.net/attachments/108/unhcr.pdf
• Guidance on Infant Feeding in the context of refugees and displaced populations
http://files.ennonline.net/attachments/1512/unhcr-guide-2009.pdf

United States Breastfeeding Committee (USBC) – Breastfeeding and Emergencies
http://www.usbreastfeeding.org/emergencies

 

United States Office of Human Services – Infant Feeding During Disasters
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ohsepr/resource/infant-feeding-during-disasters
https://www.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/ohsepr/infant_feeding_edits.png (infographic)

 

WABA – factsheet on feeding infants in emergencies
http://www.waba.org.my/pdf/Factsheet.pdf

 

Wellstart International – Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergency Situations
http://www.wellstart.org/Infant_feeding_emergency.pdf

 

ACCESS TO OTHER LANGUAGES AND FILES

https://www.llli.org/breastfeeding-info/infant-feeding-emergencies-multilingual/

*Parts of the contents of this page was generously supplied by La Leche League International