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Baby Friendly Spaces - Holistic Approach for Pregnant, Lactating Women and their very young children in Emergency

Author: Astrid De Brabandere, Alexandra David, Elisabetta Dozio, under the coordination of Cécile Bizouerne
Year: 2014
Resource type: Report

The Baby Friendly Spaces is a model of intervention for a holistic program to support pregnant, lactating women and their children in emergency situations.

The Baby Friendly Spaces objectives are:
• Prevent the increase of malnutrition, morbidity and mortality rates
• Help the family to adapt care practices to the emergency and post-emergency context
• Improve the well-being of pregnant women, infants, young children and their mothers/
caregivers, taking into account life experiences, past and present difficulties
• Provide a safe and private space for pregnant, lactating women and their infants
• Help families to facilitate child development and survival
• Prevent or reduce the negative effects of unsolicited and unmonitored distributions of breast
milk substitutes
• Provide appropriate and sustainable solutions for infants for whom breastfeeding is not an
option

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Astrid De Brabandere, Alexandra David, Elisabetta Dozio, under the coordination of Cécile Bizouerne (2014). Baby Friendly Spaces - Holistic Approach for Pregnant, Lactating Women and their very young children in Emergency. www.ennonline.net/babyfriendlyspaces