Infant and Young Child Feeding Recommendations When COVID-19 is Suspected or Confirmed
Infant and young child feeding (IYCF) counselling in the context of COVID-19 remains a critical nutrition intervention for the protection and support of pregnant women, caregivers, and their young children.
WHO and UNICEF advise caregivers and families with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 to continue the recommended IYCF practices with the necessary hygiene precautions. It is therefore vital to ensure that communities and families around the world adopt these recommendations to help prevent the spread of the virus and care for those who are infected.
The materials on this page include:
- Recommended Practices Booklet
- Counseling Card Package
- Cover Card
- Talking to Children about Illness and Death of a Loved One during the COVID-19 Pandemic
- COVID-19, Breastfeeding, Infant Feeding, and Breast Milk
- Advice on the Use of Masks for Children in the Community in the Context of COVID-19
- More Than 117 Million Children at Risk of Missing Out on Measles Vaccines, as COVID-19 Surges
- Supporting your Child’s Mental Health as They Return to School during COVID-19
- Questions and Answers about Breastfeeding and COVID-19
- Early Estimates of the Indirect Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Maternal and Child Mortality in Low-income and Middle-income Countries: a Modelling Study
- COVID-19 in Pregnancy and Lactation
- What to Know About Kawasaki Disease, the Pediatric Inflammatory Condition Possibly Linked to COVID-19
- COVID-19, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition – What Does the Science Tell Us?
July 21, 2020