Zara

Treatment of undernutrition

Date of birth

March 20th, 2022

Start of care

July 2022

Medical history

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Her story

Zara lives with her parents and her older brother. Her dad runs a small shoe business and her mom is unemployed. She has had four pregnancies, from which two children have passed away. We do not yet know the causes. Zara was born at home. Since then, her mom has not been able to produce enough milk to feed her. Due to lack of financial means, they have been giving her crushed cookies, an inappropriate and dangerous diet for Zara. She is now in a situation of severe undernutrition. When we first met her, at 3 months old, she weighed 3.37 kg. We are supporting her through the donation of artificial milk and regular check-ups at the center.

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Project and main actions

Weekly check-ups at the Graines d’Espoir center and donations of artificial milk.

Updates

July 21st, 2022

Zara, whom we met earlier this month, weighs 4.42 kg at four months old. She has gained 900 g in two weeks! She is breastfeeding with good suction, but her mom does not produce enough milk to feed her. We continue to donate artificial milk and advise her mom on how to restart her breastfeeding.⁠

Contact us

70A Impasse de l’Amiradou
83190 Ollioules, France

+33 6 61 73 08 64

(English contact)

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