Breastfeeding Support Program in Northern Iraq

In October of 2018, a long time dream was realized when, I traveled to Northern Iraq with my husband and youngest daughter. I had been invited by an OB/GYN to visit an Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camp to help create a breastfeeding support program. Quality breastfeeding support has been identified as one of the greatest needs due to the lack of resources to buy formula, as well as the lack of a clean water source, putting infants at risk for food insecurity and diarrheal diseases. During my time at the camp, I helped create a breastfeeding support program that provides weekly classes as well as one-on-one lactation support. Since I left, the four women I trained have continued the program providing the classes and tent visits. Please contact me if you would like more information about this program or if you are interested in supporting the work that is ongoing.

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IDP Camp - Population 32,000

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Community Breastfeeding Class

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Dream Team