Infant Feeding During Emergencies
Hurricane season has hit hard and doesn’t end till November 30th! Here is some information about feeding infants during emergencies when electricity and clean water may not be available.
American Academy of Pediatrics handout about safe feeding in a disaster.
The US Department of Health & Human Services supports breastfeeding in emergency situations.
Cup feeding when direct breastfeeding isn’t possible is safer than bottle feeding. Here’s a video demonstrating how a young baby can drink from a cup, which is easier to clean.
Here’s information in Spanish on hand expression and milk storage.
This video shows breast massage and hand expression, a vital skill when there’s no electricity for breast pumps.