This is Micaline. She is 6 months old and weighs 7 pounds. Her family lives about 5 hours away from the clinic. Micaline is still being breastfed by her mother. But she still is only 7 pounds. Her mom wants to continue breastfeeding her. We are glad she wants to continue this but feel she is not getting the food she needs right now for herself. We talked a long time about what food would be good for her to eat. She is going to try hard this month to eat better.
In the mean time, RHFH was able to provide her with some donated infant formula. She will be giving her a few bottles each day to see if we can get her weight to increase some. When there is a need we provide formula to those in our area. This might be a child like Micaline, it might be a child that has a HIV positive mother, it may be a child that has a grandmother taking care of them. We are thankful to have this option to offer to those that need it.
Proverbs 23:15-16 (The Message)
15-16 Dear child, if you become wise,
I’ll be one happy parent.
My heart will dance and sing
to the tuneful truth you’ll speak.