Manuel is a four-month-old baby from Guatemala. His mother is unable to produce sufficient breast milk to nourish him. Lactational failure can lead to starvation and dehydration, and brain development occurring during this delicate time is compromised. Thus, Manuel is at risk of long-term damage.
Manuel’s family members feel blessed to have Manuel in their lives, but they are very worried about his health. His mother cannot afford to buy him the formula that he needs to grow. Fortunately, he will begin nutritional treatment on January 19.
Lactation failure, while dangerous, is easy to treat. By supplying the baby with formula and the mother with health education, Manuel will receive the calories he needs to grow and thrive. Manuel’s immune system will strengthen, and he will grow to be a healthy, energetic baby. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,107 to fund Manuel’s treatment.
“I hope very much that my son will recuperate from his malnutrition, and I want him to have many opportunities to get ahead,” says Manuel’s mother.