Protection and support of breastfeeding in emergencies

9 March 2023 at 17:30-19.00

Protection and support of breastfeeding in emergencies.

In an emergency, crisis situation, pregnant women and mothers of infants and young children experience tremendous stress due to uncertainty and fear for their own and their babies’ health. Although it is known that breastfeeding is the safest and best form of feeding children in such situations, not all mothers choose to do so. Their mental state and the opportunities provided by support organizations and medical facilities have a significant impact on whether they decide to start or continue breastfeeding. In the next webinar in the series “Supporting Mothers in Child Feeding in Crisis,” Professor Agnela Giusti and Dr. Magdalena Nehring-Gugulska, M.D., will not only present the barriers and problems faced by mothers in crisis, but will also outline clear and transparent principles on how to support and encourage exclusive breastfeeding.



Prof. Angela Giusti

Senior Researcher at the National Centre for Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Italian National Institute of Health, since 2002. She has a BSc in Midwifery, a MSc in Adult Education, a DU in Community and Public Health and a PhD in Human and environmental health promotion. She is Professor of Nursing, Midwifery, Health Promotion and Public Health. She has been working for over a decade in international Primary Health Care programs in Low Income Countries. Her areas of expertise are: qualitative and mixed-methods research, epidemiology, programs planning and evaluation, NCDs prevention and health promotion, participatory methods at community level, training intervention. The main topics are: pregnancy and childbirth; protection, promotion and support of breastfeeding; Infant and Young Child Feeding in Emergencies, Nurturing Care, Early Child Development; prevention of domestic violence; nurturing fatherhood; social and gender equity; women's health.

Magdalena Nehring – Gugulska, PhD

physician, doctor of medical sciences, the first International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) in Poland (since 1996), currently with more than 30 years of experience working in lactation clinics in Warsaw. Since 2007, she has been the director of a non-public educational institution - the Center for Lactation Science (CNoL) and president of the Creative Women's Foundation. In 2017, she was awarded the Chamber of Medicine's highest honor Laudabilis (Worthy of Recognition) for lifetime achievement. A long-time lecturer, she is passionate about postgraduate education and has co-developed many educational programs. She has developed, among others, "Standard of lactation consultation", "Standards of lactation management", "Breast inflammation treatment protocol". Co-author of the first textbook for lactation professionals entitled. "Breastfeeding in theory and practice" published by Practical Medicine in 2012 and 2017. Together with the CNoL team, she created the Polish CDL certificate. During the pandemic period, she co-created rules of conduct for COVID 19 moms so that they could breastfeed and not be separated from their children


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