Infant Feeding in Emergencies

Manual for orientation, reading and reference

The agencies whose staff contributed to this draft material include WHO, UNICEF, LINKAGES, IBFAN, and ENN. – March, 2001


In emergencies, children under five are more likely to become ill and die from malnutrition and disease than anyone else. In general, the younger they are, the more vulnerable they are. Inappropriate feeding increases their risks.

This module covers how to feed infants, by breastfeeding and, when necessary, other options. It also addresses existing recommendations and protective policies, and gives guidance on how to provide adequate support for appropriate infant feeding.
Although we shall be talking about infants, that is babies under one year, breastfeeding can and should continue with other foods up to two years or beyond.

A teljes dokumentum letölthető az Emergency Nutrition Network honlapjáról.