Nutrition

Infant Feeding in Emergencies Module 2 Version 1.1

For health and nutrition workers in emergency situations for training, practice and reference

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Authors:
ENN, IBFAN-GIFA, Fondation Terre des hommes, CARE USA, Action Contre la Faim, UNICEF, UNHCR, WHO, WFP, Linkages

Publication details

Number of pages: 223
Publication date: 2007
Languages: Arabic, Bahasa, English, French

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Overview

The title "Infant Feeding in Emergencies" has been chosen as the Modules cover breastfeeding and artificial feeding in natural disasters, complex emergencies, and large-scale population displacements. Major problems are often experienced with infant feeding, increasing the risk of malnutrition and death in this vulnerable age group.

Module 2 aims to provide health and nutrition workers with the basic knowledge and skills to help both breastfeeding and artificially feeding women. The first task is to support breastfeeding women, so that they do not lose confidence and introduce artificial feeds unnecessarily. The next task is to identify and help women who have feeding difficulties. The aim is to restore the feeding that is most appropriate for their infant or young child. Those caregivers from whom artificial feeding is the only option also need help.

For Module 2, the target is health and nutrition workers who are directly concerned with the care of mothers/caregivers and infants. It provides specific practical knowledge about how to help individual mothers and other caregivers with infant feeding.

Module 2 should be used after trainees have studied Module 1. Module 2 does not repeat the content of Module 1.

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