|U.N. Issues Guidelines for Infant and Young Child Feeding during Haitian Crisis|
What happens to newborns and small children in the immediate aftermath of a disaster the magnitude of Haiti's? Malnutrition, morbidity, and mortality can occur in a matter of hours, with the risk being highest among newborns. UNICEF, WHO, and the World Food Program have just released guidelines addressing the current health and nutrition needs of Haitian children and their mothers.