Treatment of undernutrition

Date of birth

October 17th, 2020

Start of care

December 2020

Medical history

Extreme undernutrition 

His story

René lives with his parents. When we first met him, his father had just had an accident, and was under treatment at home. Normally, his father is a sawyer and his mother has a small business. Since the accident, the family had limited income, and they were struggling to provide for their three children. In addition, René’s mother only had very little milk as he could not breastfeed properly. He had a poor grip and got tired quickly. As a result, she produced less and less milk, and René was suffering from extreme undernutrition. At 2 months-old, on the day we first met him, he only weighed 2.15 kg.

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Project and main actions

  • Weekly donation of artificial milk.
  • Weekly check-ups with the mother to evaluate her breastfeeding.


June 3rd, 2022

We saw René, who had suffered from severe undernutrition when we met him over a year ago. He came to the center this week as he was suffering from rhino-bronchitis, which we treated. He is in great shape, walking perfectly and having a lot of fun with his big sister! ⁠

January 15th, 2022

René was at the center for an abscess in his tonsil. We provided him with intravenous treatment.⁠

October 1st, 2021

René came to the center for an infection (oral candidiasis and digestive parasitosis). We gave him the necessary medication. We saw him three days later, and he was completely recovered!⁠


August 20th, 2021

René is doing very well, he continues to gain weight and is now walking! We gave him a box of baby cereals to add to his diet.⁠


July 20th, 2021

We saw René this week, and he is doing very well! He had persistent rhinitis, for which we gave him the necessary treatment. ⁠


June 10th, 2021

Weight: 6.8 kg

We received René at the center this week to monitor his weight. He is doing fantastic!


April 23rd, 2021

Weight: 6.2 kg

René, who has now come out of his state of undernutrition, has a stable weight, at 6.2 kg for 6 months. This week he was suffering from dermatitis and allergic rhinitis. We gave him an anti-histamine syrup, and we will assess his condition in a few days.

April 16th, 2021

Weight: 6.19 kg

René weighs 6.19 kg and has gained 50 g in one week. We have advised his mum on how to diversify his diet, and we will see them again soon at the centre.

April 9th, 2021

Weight: 6.14 kg

René is now recovered from his undernourished state!

At 5 months old, he now weighs 6.14 kg, and he is still gaining weight. As of today, he is no longer on formula and is only breastfed by his mom. We are very happy to see such a great development in such a short time! 🥰

March 19th, 2021

Weight: 5.77 kg

René currently weighs 5.77 kg at the age of 5 months and has gained 400 g in two weeks. He is one of the children whose evolution is the most spectacular in terms of weight gain! In fact, when we started treating him for malnutrition in December 2020, he weighed 2.15 kg at the age of two months.

March 4th, 2021

Weight: 5.36 kg

René is doing very well and has gained another 150 g in one week. He now weighs 5.36 kg at almost 5 months.

February 26th, 2021

Weight: 5.2 kg

Our little René suffered from rhino-bronchitis last week, and is already doing much better. He took 400 g in two weeks and now weighs 5.2 kg at 4 months old. He is now able to drink his mother’s milk, and no longer needs artificial milk.

February 4th, 2021

Weight: 4.77 kg

René has gained more than 300 g since last week. He weighs 4.77 kg. He is now mostly breastfeeding, so we have reduced the amount of artificial milk.

January 29th, 2021

Weight: 4.4 kg

René now weighs 4.4 kg and continues to gain weight every week. Since his mother’s breastfeeding has started again, René will now benefit from artificial milk donations every two weeks. 

We also donated clothes to René and his sister Bénédicte this week.

January 22nd, 2021

Weight: 4.28 kg

René, at three and a half months, weighs 4.28 kg and has gained more than 200 g since last week. He is still breastfeeding and is also taking 1st age artificial milk. He is continuously gaining weight and will soon come out of his state of severe undernutrition.

January 14th, 2021

Weight: 4.05 kg

René now weighs 4.05 kg and has gained 400 g in one week. He has changed so much and put on so much weight that we barely recognize him! We gave him a box of artificial milk and we continue to advise his mom so that she can continue breastfeeding at the same time.

January 6th, 2021

Weight: 3.61 kg

René is doing very well. He has gained 400 g since his last visit last week. He continues to develop very well in terms of psychomotor skills. We gave him a new box of artificial milk. 

December 30th, 2020

Weight: 3.20 kg

At 2 months and a half, René now weighs 3.2 kg. He has gained 300 g in one week! We bought him a new box of artificial milk. His weight gain is reassuring, and he is getting better with each passing week.

December 21st, 2020

Weight: 2.92 kg

René keeps on gaining weight! He gained 300 g in one week and now weighs 2.92 kg. We gave his mom a new box of milk, and we will see him again next week.

December 16th, 2020

Weight: 2.6 kg

René has gained 500 g since his first weighing a week ago. Thanks to the artificial milk, he now weighs 2.6 kg, which is really encouraging. We gave a new box of milk to his mother, and explained to her the importance of coming to the center at least once a week.

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