Good and sufficient food is vital for babies. But, partly because of bad living circumstances and stress, sufficient milk production is not possible for every mother. Especially when it comes to twins (which is very common!), the breastfeeding is often not enough.
In addition, the mother of several babies died.
The deaconesses help the (foster) mothers with money, making it possible for them to buy milk. Every month mothers come with their babies to the deaconesses and meet there. They receive instructions about, for example, the preparation of the milk and good hygiene.
Furthermore, the weight of the babies is monitored and their physical and mental development is registered.
Sister Marthe Nyirabyabuze