Miguel is a four-month-old baby from Guatemala. His mother cannot produce enough breastmilk to fill him up. As a result, Miguel is not gaining weight, and he is falling ill often.
This limited diet is insufficient and has dangerous implications for Miguel’s health. Lactation failure can lead to starvation and dehydration. Miguel’s brain development is compromised, and he is at risk of long-term damage. Fortunately, he will begin treatment on December 2.
Miguel lives with his family in rural Guatemala. He is the first child in his family. Miguel’s father works in agriculture, and his mother manages the household. They need help to fund this $1,107 treatment.
Miguel’s treatment will be simple and effective. He will receive formula, which will give him the protein, calories, and nutrients he needs to grow and develop. His mother will receive in-home nutrition education, so she will learn low-cost ways to prevent future cases of malnutrition. Miguel’s immune system will strengthen, and he will grow up to be a healthy, energetic baby.
“Our dream for our son is that when he is big, he will be a great student,” say Miguel’s parents.