RESCUING MALNOURISHED BABIES
SPONSOR A BABY
The most tangible and practical way you can save a baby’s life is through directly sponsoring a baby, which provides the formula and nutritional needs for the baby of your choosing. Select the baby you would like to provide formula and healthy nutrition for.
Chisomo Velano Baby Formula Sponsorship
Chisomo's mother died during childbirth. She went to live with her grandmother afterwards. She was malnourished and in need of formula that her grandmother could not afford when she came to us at 2nd Milk. After being placed in the formula program her weight was up to 2 pounds at 2 months old.
She is doing very well now! She still needs full sponsorship but at last visit weighs 24 pounds and she can make baby talk, loves her grandmother, feed herself her own bottle and is getting in all her teeth.
Update! Chisomo is now 2 years old, she is doing well and living with her Grandmother still. Her Grandmother is taking very good care of her. Her first word was "mama", she is talking, walking and healthy. She is almost ready to graduate the formula program and move on to the 2nd Stage of our sponsorship program! We are thankful for her healthy progress and the generous donations that have allowed this sweet girl to thrive!
WHAT DOES YOUR SPONSORSHIP COVER?
This is the best question we can answer for each of our partners when they make the decision to save one of these orphaned babies.
First, know that 100% of your sponsorship dollars actually goes to the babies. A sponsorship provides real tangible things like daily formula, bottles, new clothes, medical care, and a porridge full of vita-meal. This may sound like the same story you have heard over and over again but rest assured it isn’t.
This sponsorship will save the life of the baby you just sponsored. We aren’t a ministry that gives a bowl of maize once per day and say we are feeding children. The 2ndMilk children get the same nutrition daily that your children receive because at the end of the day we don’t feel they deserve anything less.
SIGNS OF ACUTE MALNUTRITION
Acute malnourishment comes in many forms and at times it can even be hard to see while other times it may be very hard for us to look at a child experiencing severe malnourishment. Sure, we have all seen the tiny baby with droopy skin and bones but we also see a lot of babies that are experiencing a protein deficiency called Kwashiorkor. This causes their stomachs to swell as well as their legs and feet.
HOW DOES FORMULA HELP?
We all know and understand that infants require either mothers milk or a formula that allows them to receive the nutrients and vitamins their bodies require for proper growth. We purchase our powdered formula in the countries we work in to help the local economy and allow our teams to have quick access to the truckloads of formula we purchase monthly.