Helping Mothers In Malawi Through Kangaroo Mother Care

IMG_1271.JPGNewborn baby Shephard was born premature, but our community health workers in Malawi are working to ensure his survival with interventions like Kangaroo Mother Care.

The prolonged skin-to-skin contact helps the youngest and most vulnerable children by promoting breastfeeding and reducing infection—all the while providing a great bonding opportunity for mom and baby.

“I’m optimistic,” mother Ester tell us. “I notice that he likes the warmth and tranquility when I put him on my chest. I think this will go well, and that he has a future.”

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