Disaster highlights value of breastfeeding
When a community lacks access to clean water, and food supplies — including fresh milk and infant formula — are cut off, what an opportune time to highlight the value of exclusive breastfeeding.
Emergencies are often unexpected, as we observed last month with Hurricane Igor, leaving many unprepared for the challenges.
In these emergency situations, breastmilk is a lifeline of protection for vulnerable infants and young children. Breastmilk is the most reliable, affordable, safe and secure food source available. It will impact a child’s health for a lifetime.
Janet Murphy Goodridge Chair, Breastfeeding Coalition of Newfoundland and
Labrador Corner Brook