I received a call from Samaritan's Purse's Clinic in Cite Soleil. They had a mother who had come with a one month old baby who is losing weight. They were concerned and wondered if we would be willing to take the mother and child in our nutritional program. When I asked I was assured that mother said she was breastfeeding but the baby was still losing weight!
Thamara arrived yesterday afternoon and yes, Mom is breastfeeding her but Mom doesn't have any breast milk! This is the reason that Thamara is losing weight and is sick!
She was given a bottle and she was hungry! She drank it down in about 5 minutes and now her little belly is full. I think Thamara will do well and can return home with her mom in a week or so. We just need to make sure that the mother has a source of milk so that she can supplement her breast feeding.
Thamara is so cute and bright and should have a full recovery with proper nutritional support!
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Posted on Wed, February 5, 2014
by Dixie Bickel filed under