Long Story Short #24: Breastfeeding in humanitarian crises

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Teresa Welsh, reporter, Devex

Kate Midden, engagement editor, Devex

In the midst of crisis — when many lack access to basic needs such as food, shelter, and health care — breastfeeding can be a life-saving intervention for infants.

During World Breastfeeding Week, Reporter Teresa Welsh and Engagement Editor Kate Midden discussed how humanitarian organizations are working to ensure mothers can continue to breastfeed, even in emergency situations.

Additional reading:
Breast is best even in emergency situations, humanitarian orgs say
New UN guidance aims to boost exclusive breastfeeding worldwide
Opinion: Breast-feeding for economic growth and prosperity
Breast milk for newborns: A key to sustainable development
Opinion: We must improve the global state of breastfeeding

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