Anuj growing up without malnourishment!
Arun (name changed) was 1 year and 1 month old when he was admitted in the nutrition OPD of FMCH. His baseline weight was 6.60 kg and a check-up indicated that he was severely malnourished.
He belonged to a poor family and his father worked in a printing shop and was the only breadwinner to feed a family of four. The FMCH staff identified Arun during the OPD educational talk at Wadia hospital and counselled her mother about the importance of nutrition. It was then that Arun was admitted in the OPD.
Initially he was provided medical nutrition therapy and was brought to the OPD regularly for check-ups. His growth and nutritional status were monitored and he was also treated for recurrent infections. His status gradually improved and he was put on home-based nutrition intervention. Inclusion of energy and protein rich foods and consistent medical care helped Arun grow into a healthy child.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Children with acute malnutrition are identified by FMCH by measuring their height, weight and MUAC. It helps them assess the complications faced by the malnourished children including infections.
They then counsel parents about the importance of nutrition and convince them to make their children go under proper treatment. Children are provided with nutritional food and they are taken care of by the doctors on a regular basis. The aim is to achieve the proper weight with right kind of treatment and nutritional balance.
Counselling ensures that the caregivers are more aware of the importance of nutrition and healthy status of child is maintained. Nutrition counselling is also provided to pregnant and lactating mothers through weekly education sessions conducted in OPD at the maternity hospital. The aim is to keep the mother and child healthy and well-nourished through the first 1000 days of life.