Resources for Skilled Lactation Care Providers on Emergencies and Disasters
Disasters happen everywhere, and we can prepare. Preparedness for the future starts today. During emergencies, infants and young children are vulnerable to infection, unable to care for themselves, and often unable to meet their feeding needs. Whether you’re an IBCLC, a lactation consultant, a nurse, or a parent, we have the tools and information to help before, during, and after disasters. Please share these resources with your family and colleagues.
Breastfeeding can save lives during emergencies and other special circumstances. In emergencies, the nutritional needs and care of breastfed and non-breastfed infants and young children need attention.