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Shela Hirani

Humanitarian Aid and Breastfeeding: What Does the Research Tell Us is Needed?

  • Speaker: Shela Hirani , PhD, MScN, RN, BScN, IBCLC
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  • Duration: 60 Mins
  • Credits: 1 CERP, 1 Nursing CEU, 1 CME, 0.1 Midwifery CEU, 1 Dietetic CEU

During disaster and displacement, the affected families often receive humanitarian aid from a variety of governmental/non-governmental organizations and donor agencies. Very limited information is available on the effects of humanitarian aid on the breastfeeding practices of mothers affected by disaster and displacement. Recent research has shown that although humanitarian aid facilitated survival, health, and well-being of the displaced mothers and their family members, there are various pitfalls surrounding humanitarian aid that increase the vulnerability and negatively affected breastfeeding practices of displaced mothers. Learn more about the 3 major themes that were identified by the latest research and recommendations surrounding humanitarian aid targeting breastfeeding mothers residing in disaster relief camps.