IYCF Tools in the Context of COVID-19

Infant and young child feeding in emergencies (IYCF-E) in the context of COVID-19 has particular nuances with some programmatic adaptations needed. Contents on IYCF are rapidly revolving and are designed for a global audience. This page will be updated with the most up-to-date information possible.


These resources provide an overview of the latest global evidence-based recommendations related to IYCF and COVID-19. Documents here outline suggestions and reflections around communication about breastfeeding with health care providers and caregivers and programming adaptation in the context of COVID-19. This is an effort to support implementing partners on how to prepare and respond to the pandemic with information specific to IYCF-E.


  1. ICF Social Behavior Change
  2. IYCF Joint Statements and Templates
  4. IYCF Presentations
  5. IYCF Programming Guide
  6. IYCF Technical Brief
  7. WHO Breastfeeding (BF) FAQ
  8. WHO Clinical Guidance
  9. WHO Guidance on Home-based Care
  10. IYCF Flowchart

Last updated: 05-05-20

Published 2020-04-07