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When disasters happen: Breastfeeding in Emergencies

Author: Pam Wiggins, IBCLC
Resource type: Field tool

Date not known. Made for the US. Taken from the website:

All moms should be encouraged to breastfeed, it is best for the baby and mom. But what does a mom do during a disaster - when she may be unable to get formula or even fresh water?

When Disasters Happen: Breastfeeding During Emergencies is a full color, 8 page pamphlet. It is designed for moms and explains why breastfeeding is crucial during emergencies, how to continue breastfeeding if ordered to leave home and how to relactate if necessary. It also discusses wet nursing in extreme circumstances.

The pamphlet emphasizes that babies can be completely sustained on breastmilk alone for about the first six months.

This pamphlet is useful in shelters, as a handout in WIC programs, doctors' offices and hospitals, or anywhere else that new and expectant moms gather. This is especially helpful for the southeast during hurricane season. Sold in packs of 50 for as low as 50¢ each. Available in English & Spanish.

breastfeedingbooks.com/pages/emerg.html

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Pam Wiggins, IBCLC (2007). When disasters happen: Breastfeeding in Emergencies. www.ennonline.net/breastfeedinginemergencies

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