Treatment of undernutrition
Date of birth
February 26th, 2021
Start of care
Afi lives with her mom and several siblings. Her mom is a street vendor but is currently not working to take care of Afi. Her dad is a mechanic, but he doesn’t have a fixed job, and he lives away from home. When we met Afi, at 6 weeks old, we were alarmed by her weight, which was the same as when she was born (2.3 kg). In fact, her mom has little breast milk, and Afi has difficulty breastfeeding. She gets out of breath very quickly. We are now supporting her through the donation of artificial milk and medical care in our center.
January 15th, 2022
Thanks to the donations of artificial milk, Afi continues to gain weight and is doing great! At 10 months old, she now weighs 6.84 kg.
December 9th, 2021
Afi, 9 months old, weighs 6.27 kg, an increase of 270 g in one week! She still has a slight psychomotor delay due to her state of malnutrition, but she is slowly catching up. She can now sit up and hold her head more easily.
October 7th, 2021
At 7 months, Afi now weighs 5.83 kg, and she continues to gain weight! Her brother also came to the center. He was suffering from severe malaria, which we treated.
September 19th, 2021
Our little Afi continues to put on weight thanks to the donations of artificial milk. At 6 months old, she weighs 5.85 kg. She is now out of malnutrition.
August 28th, 2021
Afi weighs 5.52 kg at 6 months and is doing great! She continues her beautiful weight gain.
August 15th, 2021
This week, our little Afi is doing well. She continues to gain weight thanks to the donations of artificial milk. At 5 months, she now weighs 5.32 kg.
July 10th, 2021
Afi gained 250 g since the last weighing, and now weighs 4.24 kg. At 4 months old, she is slowly coming out of severe undernutrition thanks to the donations of artificial milk.
June 18th, 2021
Afi will soon be four months old and is close to 4 kg! She also impresses us with her progress. She is very attentive and can nearly hold her head alone.
June 4th, 2021
Afi continues to gain weight every week and now weighs 3.63 kg at 14 weeks. We gave her a new box of artificial milk.
May 21st, 2021
Afi continues her beautiful weight evolution with a gain of 330 g in one week! She now weighs 3.43 kg at 12 weeks. We contacted a pediatric surgeon regarding her umbilical hernia. He confirmed that it will be possible to operate on it when she turns one year old.
May 7th, 2021
Afi continues to gain weight (almost 200 g in one week) and she now weighs 2.88 kg at 10 weeks. Thanks to the guidance from our midwife, breastfeeding has started again very well. However, Afi is still in a state of severe malnutrition.
April 28th, 2021
Afi weighs 2.71 kg at 2 months old. She has gained almost 220 g in one week and is doing very well! We are very happy with her weight gain.
April 16th, 2021
Afi is doing very well! Her mom now gives her formula twice a day in addition to breastfeeding, which is now more effective. She recently had to partially resume her small business to support her children. Afi has gained about 120 g in a week and now weighs 2.49 kg. Her weight gain is reassuring, although she is still severely undernourished.