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.
Erick Evance Baby Formula Sponsorship
Erick was born on March 24, 2021 and is living in Mpingo village. His mother is alive but she is very sick. She has developed shingles on her body and she doesn't produce any breastmilk because she is so sick. Doctors have advised the guardians to buy the baby Lactogen but the guardians cannot afford a tin of formula. This is why they came to us at 2ndMilk to ask for help. With the baby's mother being so sick, she cannot even do household chores because she is too weak. His father is alive, he is a local farmer and does piece work to feed the family and take care of the baby but doesn't earn enough to provide formula.
For now, the aunt is the one taking care of baby Erick. She has been feeding him milk she buys from the local shops which does not provide enough nutrients for him. Erick looks healthy but if he continues lacking formula he needs to thrive and survive he would easily get malnourished. 2ndMilk met the baby on April 20th and has given several tins of Lactogen.
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.