Children
 Brazil
Project #23315

Alive and Smiling - Nutrition for Premature Baby

by VIVER E SORRIR
Vetted

Summary

Children and teenagers who were prematurely born have high risk of nutritional disorders; small stature, anemia, malnutrition, metabolic syndrome as well as mental, visual, hearing and coordination disorders. Behavioral change is also a factor. Our goal is to give proper formula to all preterm babies who will come to EPM's Outpatient Care of Premature Infants. The formulas will be given for one year after breastfeeding ceases or to children who lacked breastfeeding.
$5,540.00
total raised
44
donors
0
monthly donors
10
months active

Challenge

Children and teenagers who were prematurely born show high risk of nutritional disorders; small stature, malnutrition, anaemia, metabolic syndrome as well as mental, visual, hearing and coordination disorders. The combination of lack of breastfeeding and little money ( to buy proper formulas ) is common among patients who normally use the public health system. Such combination increases the risk of nutritional disorders. The Support Group for Premature Account with your help change it.

Solution

Our goal is to give proper formula to all preterm babies who will come to EPM's Outpatient Care of Premature Infants. The formulas will be given for one year after breastfeeding ceases or to children who lacked breastfeeding, during the child's first corrected year. A most adequate nutrition during the first year, granted by the distribution of formulas, shall prevent such nutritional disorders.

Long-Term Impact

The nutritional disorders during the premature children's first years increase the risk of small stature in adulthood. Preterm born children will also frequently present chronic lung disease, and malnutrition may jeopardize lung growth. It may also raise the risk of neuropsychomotor development in premature children. The supplying of formulas monthly shall reduce such repercussions.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.viveresorrir.org.br
Site Living and Smiling

Organization Information

VIVER E SORRIR

Location: Sao Paulo - Brazil
Website: http:/​/​www.viveresorrir.org.br
Project Leader:
Elaine Lima
Sao Paulo, Brazil

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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