Support Safe Infant Feeding in Emergencies

In celebration of World Breastfeeding Week!!  — Learn more at www.safelyfed.org

#WBW2016 #IYCFE #SafelyFed #helpmomsbreastfeed

‪#‎Breastfeeding‬ saves lives.

In emergencies, the most important action a mother can take to protect her baby is to breastfeed. When breastfeeding is not possible, infants and young children need skilled infant feeding support.
Donations of money are essential to ensuring that NGOs can provide exactly the kind of breastfeeding support or supplies, foods, and resources needed to safely feed infants.

Donations of formula often go unused, are wasted, or are distributed improperly, which can have grave consequences for infants’ survival in emergencies.

Learn more about how to support infant and young child feeding for refugee and migrant families. Visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/safelyfed/ (Infant Feeding Support for Refugee Children).

Give today to a vetted organization that provides care for infant and young child feeding in emergencies in alignment with the World Health Organization standards. These include:

UNICEF http://www.unicef.org

Save the Children http://www.savethechildren.org

Nurture Project International http://nurtureprojectinternational.org

La Leche League Greece & Great Britain https://www.laleche.org.uk/donate

International Medical Corps https://internationalmedicalcorps.org/new/home

International Orthodox Christian Charities http://www.iocc.org

Emergency Nutrition Network http://www.ennonline.net

I'm a medical anthropologist and International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). Opinions are my own.

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