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Facilitated Discussion on IYCF-E and the Role of the Lactation Professional

by Michelle Pensa Branco, MPH, IBCLC
  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 L-CERP
  • Handout: No
Abstract:

In emergencies, breastfeeding saves lives - and yet, regardless of the location or type of disaster, breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices are eroded during an emergency. Infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E) requires a multi-sectoral approach to meet the needs of both breastfed and non-breastfed children. Where do the skills of breastfeeding counsellors, educators and IBCLCs fit into the IYCF-E response? What competencies do IBCLCs need to provide clinical care in a humanitarian setting and how can IBCLCs obtain those (if they don’t already have them)? Bring your thoughts, experiences and questions and join us for a facilitated discussion about the role of skilled breastfeeding support in protecting infants and young children in emergencies.

Learning Objectives:

Objective 1: Describe the target groups for infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E) interventions
Objective 2: List two key documents that provide guidance on IYCF-E
Objective 3: Explain one way in which breastfeeding practices are eroded during an emergency


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Presentations: 33  |  Hours / CE Credits: 32.5  |  Viewing Time: 8 Weeks