Sunday, December 28, 2014

Got milk?

Got Milk?

It’s me, Addison, the baby of this great Netteburg family.

I’m so thankful for my mommy. She loves me. She also gives me milk. It’s one of my favorite things in the whole world. And it’s good for me too!

Do you like milk?

Mommy says breast milk is the best. I’m so thankful that my mommy could give me what I needed to get big and strong. Now I’ve graduated to special powdered cow’s milk. Yum! It’s so good.

Sometimes families here need help with milk for their babies. Mommies die here, leaving a grandma or an aunt to become the new mommy. The new mommies don’t have breast milk or enough money to buy powdered baby milk.

We have a program to help the new mommies. We have anywhere from 12 to 24 babies at a time in our baby milk program. They find out about us from word of mouth. We do an investigation via tribal drum languages to surrounding villages to make sure they are legit. Then one person comes once a week to get milk and work a little. The babies come with their new mommies every few weeks.

Our friend Tammy used to run this program, but she moved back to America, so now we have been helping out the orphan babies since this past summer.

Mommy says that true religion is to care for the orphans. I guess these babies just don’t got milk and need it. It’s as simple as that.

My friends in the pictures are not orphans, but their mommy had THREE babies at a time in June. I think she was getting another chance at having lots of babies because she has had 6 children die. Now she has 4 children! The triplets breastfeed, but mommy helps them out with 1 can of baby milk per week. They are 5 months old and looking so cute!

An orphaned baby usually gets 1 can of formula per week up to 1 year of age. Each can costs $6. So for the 12 babies currently enrolled, it costs $288 per month (that’s a lot of math for my 1 year old brain). This past summer we had up to 25 babies in the program, but many of them graduated.

I love helping my mommy with this baby milk program. I know you will too!

If you want to help with this program, you should still give via AHI. Just tag it Bere Baby Milk.

Merry Christmas! Love Addison Noel  

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  1. I am praying for your family and friends there. I know what is happening in Nigeria is close by. Prayers, Cindy C.

  2. Great blog!!

    If you like, come back and visit mine:

    Pablo from Argentina

  3. Excellent job. God bless you and give you the strength to continue testifying of his love through his work.
    Greetings from Panama
    (I'll be praying for you, blessings)