The Warm Chain places the mother-baby dyad at the core and follows the first 1,000 days timeline. It strives to link different actors by coordinating efforts at all levels to provide a continuum of care. Each actor or link in the Warm Chain may already be part of an existing initiative. With consistent message and proper referral system throughout the warm chain, the mother-baby dyad will benefit from ongoing support and skilled assistance. All mothers are then empowered with a more satisfying and effective breastfeeding experience
International Board Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLCs) play a multi-disciplinary role that straddles generalized support for breastfeeding and allied health care. This improves maternal and infant survival, health and well being throughout the antenatal, birth and postnatal periods.
Midwives have powerful influence on women’s decision to the breastfeed and on the success of her breastfeeding experience. Quality midwifery care improves maternal and infant survival, health and wel-being throughout the antenatal, birth and postnatal periods.
Here is how breastfeeding is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and contributes to global maternal and infant survival, health and well-being.
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Interested in getting more information on how you can support the mother-baby dyad along the warm chain and link with other actors from your country/region? Then please complete this survey to identify your roles along the Warm Chain: