for parents & caregivers


Commonsense Childbirth (Orlando Midwife Jennie Joseph) 407-656-6938


Texas WIC 1-855-550-6667

A Mother’s Sanctuary  832-944-2366

for shelter workers
  • Rapidly assess every family with young children for their feeding needs
  • Display a welcoming attitude to breastfeeding, including supportive signage
  • Keep parents with their children & prioritize access to food and water for pregnant and lactating women
  • Create parent-baby spaces where parents can care for their children & to centralize supports
  • Do not distribute infant formula without assessment & referral to support
  • Sequester all related donations so that they cannot cause inadvertent harm
for health care providers
  • Orient to IYCF-E guidance and training if unfamiliar
  • Assess all dyads for feeding changes following the disaster
  • Advocate for supports to exclusive breastfeeding and safe preparation areas
  • Refer for breastfeeding support and/or specialist assessment for mixed or formula-feeding families
  • Dispel myths surrounding breastfeeding during emergencies
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  • Give cash donations to organizations who have the capacity and training to provide evidence-based, community-grounded support to expectant and new families
  • Never donate foods or feeding items specifically intended for children under age 3, including formula, bottles or pumps
  • Ask every organization you donate to what their policy on IYCF-E is
for media
  • Journalists have an important role in helping to protect infants in emergencies 
  • Remind audiences that human milk is a safe and reliable food
  • Appeals for donations of infant formula and feeding supplies hamper relief efforts on the ground
  • Experts are available to support
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Freezer Stash
Baby Coming
Baby Coming
Baby Coming
Baby Coming
BMBFA Hotline
Texas WIC Espanol
Mental Health Supports
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Hand Expression Handout

Extraccion Manual (Hand Expression - in Spanish)

Extraccíon Manual (Hand Expression in Spanish)

AAP Emergencies Statement

AAP Infant Feeding in Emergencies Statement

USBC 2011 Statement

USBC Infant Feeding in Emergencies (2011)

Avada Admin

Tips for Creating Parent-Baby Spaces

Preparing Infant Formula

Preparing Infant Formula (English)

Preparing Infant Formula

Preparing Infant Formula (Spanish)

Key Points for Helpers

Key Points for Helpers (

Media Flyers

Media Flyer