Infant Feeding in Emergencies - Policy Seminar

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Implementing national policies and guidelines that will ensure adequate support for mothers and families to continue breastfeeding and safely formula feed infants during emergencies

Charles Darwin University, Blue 2A 1.01 (campus map)

Friday 31 May 2019, 9am – 3pm

  • What role to emergency shelter workers play in supporting mothers and families to safely feed their infants?
  • What skills and knowledge are required for health professionals to support a mother through perceived low supply during an emergency situation?
  • How much water and cooking fuel does a formula feeding or exclusively expressing mother need to be prepared for an emergency?
This one-day seminar aims to educate policy makers, key decision makers, professional organisations, community support workers, and health professionals of the information, support and resources that are required to support infant feeding during emergency situations and advocate for the development of appropriate policies and guidelines.

Karleen GribblePresented by Dr Karleen Gribble RurSc, PhD
Qualified Breastfeeding Counsellor and Community Educator

Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and Midwifery - Western Sydney University

Dr Gribble is a member of the international interagency collaboration the Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies Core Group and has been at the forefront of the development of policy, training and research in the area of infant and young child feeding.



For more information please contact:

The Australian Breastfeeding Association (Darwin)

Email or 0452 485 310

The event is sponsored in part through a grant from the NT Government, mothers who donate to the Darwin Group of the Australian Breastfeeding Association and the Northern Institute at Charles Darwin University.