The Baby Friendly Spaces (BFS) is a model of intervention for a holistic psychosocial program that aims at providing comprehensive support to children and their caregivers who are facing emergency situations. This document aims to explain WHY and HOW to implement Baby Friendly Spaces and includes seven chapters:

• The first chapter is a more theoretical section presenting the six care practices. It includes basic information on each care practice, on the way appropriate childcare practices are reinforced/maintained in the BFS setting. • The second chapter describes the different steps for the operational implementation of Baby Friendly Spaces • The third chapter focuses on the various activities that can be developed in BFS, with the different implementation steps • The fourth chapter is dedicated to non-breastfed infants. The chapter describes which kind of intervention should be implemented for these children and their caregivers • The fifth chapter is a detailed and technical guidance for breastfeeding and child feeding • The sixth chapter is focused on Infant and Young Child Feeding related to HIV • The last chapter gives information on how to manage unsolicited and unmonitored distribution of Breast Milk Substitute

Throughout the manual, reflections will be presented on how to adapt Baby Friendly Spaces to a wide variety of local situations and cultural context specificities.