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.
Blessings Eliya Baby Formula Sponsorship
Was born on 4 July 2020 at Ntcheu District Hospital. He was 1 month 3 weeks old when we enrolled him. Birth weight was 3.7lbs and registration weight was 7.9lbs respectively. On the day of visitation, 21 April 2021 he weighed 17.8lbs
He lives in a grass thatched and earth floored house. It is in good condition.
He was enrolled on 31 August 2020 and he was malnourished. The baby is also epileptic and does seizures several times during the day and night. Baby does not sleep throughout the night as he wakes up to eat. He eats 2 times a day. He cannot roll over, sit up on his own, crawl or stand. No teeth yet and cannot hold his bottle by himself.
Today he has malaria and has been in the hospital for 2 weeks and was discharged last Saturday 17 April 2021. He is still taking medication. He sleeps with 1 other family member on the floor mat. Her mother separated with the husband after a long standing disagreement and she does side jobs to earn a living.
Guardian is in good health, no reported sickness.
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.