Emergency Preparedness, New Milk Storage Guidelines and More

Air Date: September 25, 2017


Hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, floods, forest fires, droughts, and more. It seems that no matter where you are, there’s the chance of disaster. How do you keep your baby safe–an fed–in such circumstances? Breastfeeding can help! In an emergency, breastfed infants are less vulnerable to illness and death than formula-fed babies. What strategies can help mothers coping with such circumstances? How can they protect their milk supply–both what they make, and what they’ve stored? How long will frozen milk stay good? What should you do if can’t operate your electric breast pump? What does the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine say about milk storage—even if you’re not in a disaster area. And what should you do if you have “Rusty Pipe Syndrome? Whether you are a breastfeeding mother, a healthcare professional, aid worker, or a friend, this show will help you to get those answers—and more!
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