Last update Oct. 13, 2014

Natural Catastrophe

Very Low Risk

Safe. Compatible. Minimal risk for breastfeeding and infant.

Breastfeeding is the best way for feeding infants suffering of natural disaster. Helping organizations must be committed to protect and promote breastfeeding, warning against the easy resource of artificial formula delivery. See recommendations on such emergency situation released by WHO and IBFAN:

http://www.who.int/child-adolescent-health/NUTRITION/difficult_circumstances.asp

http://www.ibfan.org/english/activities/emergencies/ife02.aspl

Alternatives

We do not have alternatives for Natural Catastrophe since it is relatively safe.

Suggestions made at e-lactancia are done by APILAM team of health professionals, and are based on updated scientific publications. It is not intended to replace the relationship you have with your doctor but to compound it. The pharmaceutical industry contraindicates breastfeeding, mistakenly and without scientific reasons, in most of the drug data sheets.

Jose Maria Paricio, Founder & President of APILAM/e-Lactancia

Your contribution is essential for this service to continue to exist. We need the generosity of people like you who believe in the benefits of breastfeeding.

Thank you for helping to protect and promote breastfeeding.

José María Paricio, founder of e-lactancia.

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References

  1. IFE-CG. Red de Nutrición en Emergencias. Alimentación de lactantes y niños/ as pequeños/as en emergencias. Guía operativa para Personal de Mitigación de Emergencias y Administradores/as del Programa. 2017 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  2. IFE-CG. Emergency Nutrition Network Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies. Operational Guidance for Emergency Relief Staff and Programme Managers. Operational Guidance for Emergency Relief Staff and Programme Managers. 2017 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  3. Carothers C, Gribble K. Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies. J Hum Lact. 2014 Abstract
  4. Eidelman AI. Breastfeeding mitigates a disaster. Breastfeed Med. 2013 Jun;8(3):344-5. Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  5. Ayoya MA, Golden K, Ngnie-Teta I, Moreaux MD, Mamadoultaibou A, Koo L, Boyd E, Beauliere JM, Lesavre C, Marhone JP. Protecting and improving breastfeeding practices during a major emergency: lessons learnt from the baby tents in Haiti. Bull World Health Organ. 2013 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  6. Gribble KD. Media messages and the needs of infants and young children after Cyclone Nargis and the WenChuan earthquake. Disasters. 2013 Abstract
  7. Vir SC. Community based maternal and child health nutrition project, uttar pradesh: an innovative strategy focusing on at risk\ families.\ Indian J Community Med. 2013 Abstract
  8. UNICEF Scientific Rationale: Benefits of \ Breastfeeding UNICEF.org 2012 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  9. Hipgrave DB, Assefa F, Winoto A, Sukotjo S. Donated breast milk substitutes and incidence of diarrhoea among infants and young children after the May 2006 earthquake in Yogyakarta and Central Java. Public Health Nutr. 2012 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  10. Gribble KD, McGrath M, MacLaine A, Lhotska L. Supporting breastfeeding in emergencies: protecting women's reproductive rights and maternal and infant health. Disasters. 2011 Abstract
  11. UNICEF National Implementation of the International Code of Marketing of Breastmilk \ Substitutes UNICEF 2011 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  12. David B Hipgrave, Fitsum Assefa, Anna Winoto and Sri Sukotjo \ Donated breast milk substitutes and incidence of diarrhoea \ among infants and young children after the May 2006 \ earthquake in Yogyakarta and Central Java Public Health Nutrition 2010 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  13. Andersson N, Paredes-Solís S, Legorreta-Soberanis J, Cockcroft A, Sherr L. Breast-feeding in a complex emergency: four linked cross-sectional studies during the Bosnian conflict. Public Health Nutr. 2010 Dec;13(12):2097-104. Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  14. Skau JK, Olsen M, Friis H, Michaelsen KF. [Undernutrition in humanitarian crises]. Ugeskr Laeger. 2010 Abstract
  15. Edmond KM, Zandoh C, Quigley MA, Amenga-Etego S, Owusu-Agyei S, Kirkwood BR. Delayed breastfeeding initiation increases risk of neonatal mortality. Pediatrics. 2006 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  16. Heinig MJ. Hope in the darkest days: breastfeeding support in emergencies. J Hum Lact. 2005 Abstract
  17. Bahl R, Frost C, Kirkwood BR, Edmond K, Martines J, Bhandari N, Arthur P. Infant feeding patterns and risks of death and hospitalization in the first half of infancy: multicentre cohort study. Bull World Health Organ. 2005 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  18. WHO. World Health Organization. Guiding principles for feeding infants and young children during emergencies. WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data. 2004 Abstract Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  19. WHO Global strategy for infant and young child feeding WHO Publications 2003 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  20. León-Cava, Natalia \ Quantifying the benefits of breastfeeding: a summary of the evidence \ Pan American Health Organization 2002 Abstract Full text (link to original source)
  21. WHO,UNICEF, IBFAN, ENN. Infant feeding in emergencies. Emergency Nutrition Network. 2001 Full text (link to original source) Full text (in our servers)
  22. [No authors listed] Effect of breastfeeding on infant and child mortality due to infectious diseases in less developed countries: a pooled analysis. WHO Collaborative Study Team on the Role of Breastfeeding on the Prevention of Infant Mortality. Lancet. 2000 Abstract
  23. Victora CG, Smith PG, Vaughan JP, Nobre LC, Lombardi C, Teixeira AM, Fuchs SM, Moreira LB, Gigante LP, Barros FC. Evidence for protection by breast-feeding against infant deaths from infectious diseases in Brazil. Lancet. 1987 Abstract

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