Breastfeeding During Emergencies

Local and General Information


Canterbury Region


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General Information


Providing support for mothers to start or continue breastfeeding is the best way to ensure the health of babies and young children during emergency and disaster situations. Breastmilk gives babies food, water and antibodies that fight illness.


Breastfeeding during Emergencies  - helpful answers to questions asked when breastfeeding during emergencies


Infant Feeding in Emergencies

Fact sheets for mothers and health workers by LLLNZ Board of Consultants member, Carol Bartle.

Developed between Nov 2009 and July 2010. Revised Feb 2011. (in Japanese) - (in Chinese) - (in Chinese)


The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) fact sheet on feeding babies in emergencies


Infant Nutrition during a Disaster


International Lactation Consultant Associations's Position Paper on Infant Feeding In Emergencies