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Emergency pantry list for breastfed infants

Breastfeeding infants aged 0-6 months

The following table outlines adequate supplies for an infant receiving only breast milk for 3 days.

 Item Approximate quantity 
 Disposable nappies 30 
 Nappy wipes 80 
 Nappy sacks 30
 Disposable gloves 30 
 Hand sanitiser 1 bottle 
 Solid storage container with lid 1 (big enough to store all the supplies)

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Breastfeeding infants aged 6-12 months

The following table outlines adequate supplies for an infant receiving breast milk and solid food for 3 days.

 Item Approximate quantity 
 Disposable nappies 30 
 Nappy wipes 80 
 Nappy sacks 30 
 Disposable gloves 30 
 Hand sanitiser 1 bottle 
 Ready-to-eat food
e.g. pureed vegetables, fruits and meat, combined meals, baby yoghurt, fortified cereals, baby rusks

Over three days you will need nine jars or pouches of ready-to-eat baby food:

  • 3 x cereal – e.g. porridge, bircher muesli, multigrain cereal
  • 2 x vegetable – e.g. beetroot veggie, carrot, sweet corn and pumpkin, pumpkin and couscous
  • 1 x fruit – e.g. pear, banana and apple, mango and banana
  • 2 x meat – e.g. lamb shepherds pie, beef and vegetable, chicken and vegetable
  • 1 x long-life yoghurt or custard

Jars or pouches are available in a variety of sizes (e.g. 90g, 110g, 120g, 125g). Choose product sizes and food textures that suit your infant.

 Disposable teaspoons 10 (to feed solid foods) 
 Bottled water (for drinking) 3 x 500ml bottles
 Solid storage container with lid 1 (big enough to store all the supplies)

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Last Updated: 30 October 2013
Last Reviewed: 30 October 2013



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