Proper nutrition and clinic visits help save mothers and infants.
According to UNICEF, over 2 million children in Vietnam are stunted due to poor nutrition. At the Tam Ky orphanage, newborn babies and toddlers face the same challenge. Without the proper nutrition or immunity of breast-feeding, they’re vulnerable to illness, malnutrition, stunted growth and developmental delays.
Children of Vietnam provides vitamin-fortified milk and formula for the orphaned children. The milk comes in special packaging to ensure freshness. Infants receive whole milk mixture 3 to 4 times a day, and children over 20 months receive one box of whole milk daily. Milk plays an essential role in each child’s development, preventing disease while building strong bones and teeth.