Health lesson 8: Breast Feeding and Complementary feeding
Irene went to kagulu to meet the breast feeding mothers in this village.shen Irene reaches kagulu their came an elderly woman with a baby wrapped in a clothe then Irene asked her if the baby was sick, she replied and said the baby was ok but had been dumped at her home in the banana plantations by her daughter in-law in the night.
On hearing the baby cry she moved out to see what the problems was and on finding there was a baby wrapped. The mother had written a not sayin “there is your baby” the grand mother who was in tears told Irene.
This baby’s mother had divorced with the husband some time back so she decided to go with the baby when it was 1month, she then remarried to another man who didn’t want the baby from another man,so she decided to conceive another baby for another man neglecting this other baby. The father to this baby had also been looking for his son for a very long time but in vein.
So when Irene asked if the grand mother could have some money for the baby’s medication so that Irene can take the baby to a nutritional hospital she said she can contribute the little she has and maybe we can help if we can. The father said he can not look after this kind of child .
After this Irene continued talking to the mothers about their health,benefits of breast feeding, and complementary feeding for those above 6months.
She asked the mothers to take proper care of their children, avoid unnecessary pregnancies by using family planning methods so as to have the desired number of children in the right interval.
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Yes the pregnant mothers who had not yet visited the health facility have gone and have their antenatal cards.
2020-07-17 - Purpose: Meet the pregnant women and follow up on the malnourished baby.
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A malnourished baby in kagulu village who was dumped in the banana plantation of the grand mother’s garden by the mother from another village.