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.
Bridget Wilson Baby Formula Sponsorship
Bridget is a cute baby girl. She and her twin brother bright were born on December 12th, 2021. They were introduced to our program at just 2 months old. Their birth weights were 2.2kg (4.8 lb) for Bright and 2.4kg (5.29 lb) for Bridget. Today their current weight is 2.7kgs and 2.8kgs respectively.
Their mother died on January 10th, 22. She had a C-section and after a few days, she complained of a stomachache. She was taken to the hospital again and was admitted there, and ultimately ended up dying in the hospital. The father visited once and does not come again or send any help.
Their granny is now taking care of the babies, she stays alone and does not have any relatives to help her. She struggles to feed the babies and cannot afford to buy formula. She was feeding the baby porridge. 2nd Milk met the baby on 10 February 2022.
Would you consider sponsoring Bridget to help provide the formula she needs to survive and 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.