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  • If you are formula feeding an infant, prepare an emergency kit in case you need to evacuate in an emergency.
  • If you are caring for an infant and there is an emergency, evacuate early if you can.
  • If emergency services advise you to evacuate, do so immediately.
  • If you are expressing breastmilk you may need to hand express during an emergency if you do not have access to power or clean water. You can learn how to do this in advance.
  • Bottle-fed infants can be taught to drink from a cup if you do not have enough clean and sterilised bottles and teats to last 3 days.
  • For an infant who is eating solids, pack enough non-perishable foods for 3 meals and snacks per day, as well as spoons and bottled water. 

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Reviewed on: 05-12-2022