Tuesday, January 27, 2009
Mark and I went to Clarkston tonight to check on an African Mom. She had called one of the other Missionaries and said that her 3 month old baby is crying all the time and has stomach problems. I checked the baby. She has an umbilical hernia but it looked okay. The baby was happy and responding appropriately. I think the baby may just be hungry. The few times that I have watched Mom breastfeed she only nurses for a few minutes at a time. I can't seem to make her understand that she needs to feed the baby for longer periods of time. Her English is poor. I will see if I can get someone to come by again who speaks her language. We had a good visit. She is a precious Mom with 2 wonderful children. Her life here is hard though as a single Mom and she is lonely.