We Support Breastfeeding in Emergencies
we support breastfeeding in emergencies
World Vision sets up breastfeeding corners or spaces called Women, Adolescent and Young Child Space, or WAYCS, to provide safe places for mothers and their children, to gather for counselling on breastfeeding.
World Vision’s internal policy regarding the procurement and use of milk and milk products emphasises that World Vision protects, promotes and supports breastfeeding, and safe and appropriate infant and young child feeding practices, upholding the provisions of the International Code of Marketing of Breast Milk Substitutes. It also includes clear guidelines regarding the distribution of breast milk substitutes.
Common Myths About Brastfeeding in Emergencies
Many people have heard that breastfeeding is difficult, especially in emergencies. Some of these concerns are based on experience and some are deeply held but mistaken beliefs.