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.
Alinafe Horace Baby Formula Sponsorship
Alinafe Horace was born on August 26, 2020 at Matanda Health Center in Ntcheu District. Her birth weight was 4.4 lbs. She is 3 months old now and on the day we entered her into the program, November 26, 2020, she weighed 11 lbs.
Although she is healthy coming in to us, sweet Alinafe lost her mother on November 23, 2020, 3 days before entering the program. Her mother's cause of death is unknown. She was taken to a clinic because while she was at home, she just collapsed and when she got to the clinic they pronounced her to be dead.
The baby was referred to us by a village careworker fom the Doviko Heath Center after hearing of her story. We want Alinafe to stay healthy and we know that without formula to provide for her nutritional needs her health will quickly deterioriate. She is in good health at this time since it's only been 3 days past her mother's death. We have entered her into the program waiting on sponsorship for a probationary period since her father is too poor to afford formula.
Would you please consider sponsoring Alinafe today??
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.