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Saving lives of babies living through conflict via better breastfeeding support

Saving lives of babies living through conflict via better breastfeeding support

Acute malnutrition due to interrupted breastfeeding is one of the main reasons infants die during violent conflict and displacement.

The Aga Khan University in Pakistan and the Hospital for Sick Children in Canada aim to identify the most effective ways to help mothers breastfeed during these crises.

This research forms part of a larger project investigating how to best deliver reproductive, maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health and nutrition interventions in conflict settings. Findings from the study are expected to be published in early 2019.