Co-authored with Lourdes Santaballa, BS, IBCLC, IYCFS and Maria Batlle, CLEC
Poster presentation, may be adapted to oral presentation upon request. Military personnel are often deployed in response to natural disasters, combat zones, refugee camps, and other mass emergency sites. Infant and young child feeding in emergencies best practices need to be included in military emergency response trainings and protocols in order to protect the sustainable health of vulnerable populations in affected communities. Military personnel deployed to emergencies may also be lactating people, who need to be aware of best practices and health and safety concerns in order to protect and support the health and well-being of themselves and their families.