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01 Nov 2004 description
report CARE

ATLANTA, United States (November 01, 2004) - Nursing mothers in Sudan and other emergency hot spots will soon be able to do more to help themselves and their infants.

Thanks to a new CARE initiative, breastfeeding support will become an integral part of an emergency response.In emergency situations, exclusive and continued breastfeeding, or the reestablishment of breastfeeding, is of critical importance - it saves infant lives.

In contrast, artificial feeding increases the risk of malnutrition, disease and infant death even more in emergency than in non-emergency settings.

A $1.1 …