Babies Feeding Needs Overlooked in Emergency Planning

When a bushfire strikes how do you take care of young children and babies? What do you do when you’re breastfeeding or bottle feeding and suddenly there’s no power, no reception, and the water is contaminated? It’s a reality many faced during the bushfires last summer and an infant feeding expert says the feeding needs of infants and young children has been overlooked in Australian emergency planning.

 Dr Karleen Gribble, Adjunct Associate Professor from the Western Sydney University’s School of Nursing and Midwifery is one of many experts and health organisations calling for support for better care for infants and young children during emergencies. 

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