Infant & Young Child Nutrition

The Power of Porridge: Fighting Malnutrition With Local Ingredients

By Amy Ostrander Kou, a mother of seven, lives in Nimba County, Liberia, and like the rest of the nation, her community struggles with high rates of poverty and child malnutrition.[1] Mothers in Kou’s community share stories about children being small and failing to thrive, suffering from frequent diarrhea, and others who have reddish hair [...]

Helping Mothers, Babies and Families in India Have a Healthy Start Together

By Liliana Cervantes A woman’s health during pregnancy is of vital importance to both her baby’s development and her own ability to stay healthy. However, mothers in some parts of the world struggle to keep themselves and their babies healthy during this critical time. In the state of Bihar, India, where the River Ganges flows, [...]

Call to End Hunger: World Food Day 2015

Too many children in the world go to bed hungry without at least one healthy meal a day. About 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone. This World Food Day, we are highlighting our school-feeding program. In Guatemala, PCI is helping to end hunger by [...]

Breastfeeding: Babies’ Perfect Food

By: Judith Robb McCord Breastfeeding is nature’s state-of-the-art nutrition and care for newborns and toddlers the world over. The benefits of exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life are well established. While full-term babies can usually latch on to the breast right away, babies born too early, before 37 weeks of gestation, may [...]