Infant Feeding in Emergencies (IFE)

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The Infant Feeding in Emergencies Guidance and training module were developed to assist emergency planners to understand and address optimal infant and young child feeding practices, using evidence-based interventions, that will lead to decreased infant morbidity and mortality during emergencies. Training staff, community partners, and responders is key to minimize risks and support optimal feeding practices. The guidance can be applied to every baby, every time, regardless of the level of emergency.


Guidance Document & Tools

Basic Training Module

  • Basic Infant Feeding in Emergencies Training Module (PowerPoint)

  • Audience: Shelter managers and other shelter workers, Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) volunteers, Women, Infants, Children (WIC) staff, lactation support personnel, maternal child health personnel, public health and human services staff, and emergency managers/planners.

  • Course Length: 1.5 hours 


Amber Ziring, MPH, CPH, MSW