Three-month-old Amadily has not grown at all since she was born. Her mother is unable to produce breastmilk. As a result, Amadilly is not growing, and she has difficulty sleeping due to hunger. This limited diet is insufficient and has dangerous implications for Amadilly’s health. Lactation failure can lead to starvation and dehydration. Brain development is compromised, and Amadilly is at risk of long-term damage. Fortunately, she began treatment on November 17.
Amadily is the first child to her parents. Together, they live in a rented one-room adobe house. Her parents work in a butcher shop. They need help to fund this $1,107 treatment.
Amadily’s treatment will be simple and effective. She will receive formula, which will give her the protein, calories, and nutrients she needs to grow and develop. Her mother will receive in-home nutrition education, so she will learn low-cost ways to prevent future cases of malnutrition. Amadily’s immune system will strengthen, and she will grow up to be a healthy, energetic baby.
“I really want my daughter to be able to get better, but I do not have the economic resources to buy her the milk she needs,” says Amadily’s mother. “I want to see her grow, be a good person, and maybe even become a doctor when she’s older.”