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close this bookGuiding Principles for Feeding Infants and Young Children During Emergencies (WHO; 2004; 96 pages) View the PDF document
View the documentAcknowledgements
View the documentGuiding principles for feeding infants and young children during emergencies
View the documentForeword
View the documentIntroduction
open this folder and view contentsBreastfeeding
open this folder and view contentsBreast-milk substitutes
open this folder and view contentsComplementary feeding
open this folder and view contentsCaring for caregivers
open this folder and view contentsProtecting children
open this folder and view contentsMalnutrition
open this folder and view contentsThe acute phase of emergencies
open this folder and view contentsAssessment, intervention and monitoring
View the documentConclusion
View the documentANNEX 1. Recommended reading
View the documentANNEX 2. Practical steps to ensure appropriate infant and young child feeding in emergencies1
View the documentANNEX 3. Feeding in exceptionally difficult circumstances1
View the documentANNEX 4. WHO Technical Consultation on Behalf of the UNFPA/UNICEF/WHO/UNAIDS Inter-Agency Task Team on Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV
View the documentANNEX 5. Ten steps to successful breastfeeding1
View the documentANNEX 6. Article 9 (labelling) from the International Code of Marketing of Breast-milk Substitutes1
View the documentANNEX 7. Examples of rations for general food distribution providing 2100 kcal per person per day
View the documentANNEX 8. Policy of the UNHCR related to the acceptance, distribution and use of milk products1 in feeding programmes in refugee settings
View the documentANNEX 9. Guiding principles for complementary feeding of the breastfed child1
View the documentANNEX 10. Framework for implementing selective feeding programmes
View the documentANNEX 11. Determining initial assessment priorities at an emergency site
View the documentANNEX 12. Core indicators for assessing infant feeding practices

Guiding Principles for Feeding Infants and Young Children During Emergencies


WHO Library Cataloguing-in-Publication Data

World Health Organization.

Guiding principles for feeding infants and young children during emergencies.

1. Infant nutrition 2. Child nutrition 3. Nutrition disorders - prevention and control 4. Nutritional requirements 5. Emergencies 6. Guidelines I. Title.

ISBN 92 4 154606 9

(NLM classification: WS 115)

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