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IYCF-E infographic series

Author: IFE Core Group
Year: 2021
Resource type: Field tool

In 2021, the Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE) Core Group published the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies (IYCF-E) infographic series. The infographics are based on the Operational Guidance on IYCF-E (OG-IFE) and aim to assist in implementing specific actions and recommendations within the guidance. To date, the following infographics have been finalised.

1. Early initiation of breastfeeding during emergencies 

This infographic helps assist in the implementation of action 5.7 of the OG-IFE – protect, promote and support early initiation of exclusive breastfeeding in all newborn infants. The infographic provides a guide for maternity service providers on supporting the early initiation of breastfeeding in emergencies and is available in English, French, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Arabic. It includes key conversations and actions to take during pregnancy, immediately after birth, within the first hour after birth, on day one and at discharge.

English: Early initiation of breastfeeding during emergencies

French: Early initiation of breastfeeding during emergencies 

Italian: Early initiation of breastfeeding during emergencies 

Japanese: Early initiation of breastfeeding during emergencies 

Russian: Early initiation of breastfeeding during emergencies 

Arabic: Early initiation of breastfeeding during emergencies

2. Preventing and managing inappropriate donations of BMS

This infographic helps assist in the implementation of action 6 of the OG-IFE– minimise the risk of artificial feeding. The infographic provides a guide on preventing and managing inappropriate donations of breast milk substitutes (BMS) and other prohibited products for emergency relief staff, donors and governments and is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese, Italian and Russian. It includes key information on the risks associated with inappropriate donations and key actions to prevent, detect and manage these donations.

English: Preventing and managing inappropriate donations of BMS

French: Preventing and managing inappropriate donations of BMS 

Spanish: Preventing and managing inappropriate donations of BMS 

Japanese: Preventing and managing inappropriate donations of BMS

Italian: Preventing and managing inappropraite donations of BMS

Russian: Preventing and managing inappropraite donations of BMS

3. Planning and managing artificial feeding interventions during emergencies 

This infographic helps assist in the implementation of action 6 of the OG-IFE– minimise the risk of artificial feeding. The infographic provides a guide on planning and managing artificial feeding interventions during emergencies for decision-makers and programmers working in emergency preparedness and response. It is available in English, Russian and Japanese and provides guidance on assessing the need for artificial feeding, designing and planning an artificial feeding management programme, securing the required supplies and services, and implementing artificial feeding support.

English: Planning and managing artificial feeding interventions during emergencies

Russian: Planning and managing artificial feeding interventions during emergencies

Japanese: Planning and managing artificial feeding interventions during emergencies

4. Supporting infants dependent on artificial feeding during emergencies 

This infographic helps assist in the implementation of action 6 of the OG-IFE– minimise the risk of artificial feeding. The infographic provides guidance for frontline workers, including health, nutrition and child protection staff, on supporting infants dependent on artificial feeding during emergencies. It is available in English, Italian, Russian and Japanese and provides guidance on the following topics: checking infants' eligibility for BMS support; determining if BMS can be used hygienically at home; discreetly providing BMS and supplies; counselling demonstrating how to feed infants as safely as possible; continued support and follow up procedures.

English: Supporting infants dependent on artificial feeding during emergencies

Italian: Supporting infants dependent on artificial feeding during emergencies 

Russian: Supporting infants dependent on artificial feeding during emergencies 

Japanese: Supporting infants dependent on artifical feeding during emergencies

5. Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for policy makers 

This infographic helps assist in the implementation of action 5.4 of the OG-IFE – anticipate and assess the impact of human and animal infectious disease outbreaks on infant and young child feeding and take actions to mitigate risks. The infographic outlines key considerations when making recommendations for infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks and is aimed at national health authorities, health and nutrition policymakers, professional associations and other bodies and practitioners working in outbreak preparedness and response. The infographic is available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic and Japanese.

English: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for policy makers 

French: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for policy makers 

Spanish: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for policy makers

Arabic: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for policy makers

Japanese: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for policy makers 

6. Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for programmers 

This infographic helps assist in the implementation of action 5.4 of the OG-IFE – anticipate and assess the impact of human and animal infectious disease outbreaks on infant and young child feeding and take actions to mitigate risks. The infographic is aimed at programmers working in emergency preparedness and response and provides information on how to anticipate the impacts of an outbreak on infant feeding and outlines key actions to mitigate risks. It is available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Arabic.

English: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for programmers 

French: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for programmers 

Spanish: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for programmers 

Arabic: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for programmers

Japanese: Infant feeding during infectious disease outbreaks: a guide for programmers

Acknowledgements 

Leads: Isabelle Modigell and Linda Shaker Berbari

Infographic Working Group Members and Reviewers: Alessandro Iellamo, Anne Merwood, Bindi Borg, Brooke Bauer, Caroline Abla, Colleen Emary, Hiroko Hongo, Julie Tanaka, Kirrily De Polnay, Lourdes Santaballa, Marlene Hebie, Sarah Butler, Mija Ververs and Nina Chad. 

Oversight: Marie McGrath and Nicki Connell.

Design: Tim Harcourt-Powell, Alex Glynn and Terry Nightingale. 

The translation to Japanese was done by Hiroko Hongo, Tomoko Seo, and Chisato Hikichi.

The translation to Spanish was done by Alison Donnelly and Elena Rivero.

The translation to Russian was done by UNICEF.

The translation to Italian was done by the Italian National Institute of Health & UNICEF Italian Committee. 

The translation to Arabic was done by Save the Children. 

Please give feedback on infographics  

If you have downloaded or used infographic 1 'Early initiation of breastfeeding during emergencies' please fill out this form https://forms.gle/wAJjgWbJAgQa4ZPy6

If you have downloaded or used infographic 2 'Preventing and managing inappropriate donations of BMS and other prohibited product' please fill out this form https://forms.gle/ZT2LLoSRbnaRtsKm8

 
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IFE Core Group (2021). IYCF-E infographic series. www.ennonline.net/ifecoregroupinfographicseries

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