NGOs, U.N. Work To Incorporate Breastfeeding Practices Into Emergency Response Plans
Devex: Breast is best even in emergency situations, humanitarian orgs say
“…Save the Children began ‘investing heavily’ in breastfeeding during emergency responses following the Haiti earthquake, [Sarah Butler, director of emergency nutrition at Save the Children USA,] said, and now breastfeeding is incorporated into every response plan. … UNICEF is the global cluster lead for nutrition in emergency situations, and along with the Emergency Nutrition Network, co-led an update to the operational guidance of Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, which was first developed by the Interagency Working Group on Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies in 2001. After updates in 2006 and 2007, the most recent version was released in October 2017…” (Welsh, 8/1).
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