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Early Initiation of Breastfeeding During Emergencies: A guide for maternity service providers on supporting early initiation of breastfeeding

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IFE, Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Core Group

Infographic 1 helps assist in the implementation of action 5.7 of the Operational Guidance on Infant Feeding in Emergencies – protect, promote and support early initiation of exclusive breastfeeding in all newborn infants. The infographic provides a guide for maternity service providers on supporting the early initiation of breastfeeding in emergencies and is available in English and French. It includes key conversations and actions to take during pregnancy, immediately after birth, within the first hour after birth, on day one and at discharge.

These infographics are also available on ENN’s website.


The translation to Japanese was done by Hiroko Hongo, Tomoko Seo, and Chisato Hikichi.
The translation to Russian and Ukrainian was done by UNICEF.

The translation to Spanish was done by Alison Donnelly and Elena Rivero.
The translation to Italian was done by the Italian National Institute of Health & UNICEF Italian Committee. 
The translation to Arabic was done by Save the Children and the GNC Technical Alliance.
The translation to Armenian was done by the GNC Technical Alliance.
The translation to Turkish was done by La Leche League Türkiye and the GNC Technical Alliance.

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Infant and Young Child Feeding (IYCF)

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