Elacta is following with concern the war in Ukraine, and expresses support to the Ukrainian people and to all who wish peace.
We are especially concerned about mothers and children in this emergency situation.
We support our colleague IBCLCs, other breastfeeding supporters, and their families in this difficult situation. We appreciate and admire their important work helping breastfeeding women to overcome difficulties caused by the war.
Elacta shares with you all material that can be useful in supporting breastfeeding families facing the infant nutrition crisis caused by the war.
Please feel free to share this information with interested people, to translate it in your own language and spread it. We appreciate it if you share back any translation you make, so that we can host it on this page for other people to use.
Infant feeding in emergencies
- Handout “Infant Nutrition During Acute Crisis Situations” in order to protect, promote and support breastfeeding even in humanitarian emergencies. https://www.elacta.eu/handout-2016-1-en-infant-nutrition-in-crisis/
- Material on how to support breastfeeding families in emergency situations translated in multiple languages, including Ukrainian, Polish, Russian. https://safelyfed.ca/home/safelyfed-europe/
ELACTA training for “Infant Nutrition in Crisis”
On March 7, 2022, ELACTA held an educational training online on “Infant Nutrition in Crisis” by Michelle Branco and Jodine Chase, from Canada.
The video has been be available for free on this website for a duration of one month.