Infant Malnutrition

50,000 Israeli Infants Cry Out in Hunger

Research studies all over the world have reported a number of staggering effects of malnutrition in infancy including impaired growth and cognitive development, behavior problems, higher rates of chronic illnesses such as diabetes, heart disease and thyroid dysfunction, and poor physical stamina. High school students who were malnourished as babies are more likely to drop out of school, and if they do remain, their grades will suffer. But that is the good news. The bad news is that some malnourished babies will never study in high school. Lacking essential sustenance, their immune systems do not function properly, and many of the childhood illnesses that pass uneventfully in healthy children can cause the death of malnourished infants.

With a third of Israeli children living below the poverty line and going to bed hungry on a regular basis, Israel is in danger. What will happen when these children become the adults, and a third of the population of Israel suffers from the debilitating long term effects of infantile malnutrition?

 For just a dollar a day, you can make a difference.

Click here to see how Feed-A-Baby made a difference to Gila and David's life

What happens when an impoverished mother cannot feed her baby?

Yad Eliezer's Solution

Feed a Baby in Israel

Infant Formula for 2,000 Babies a Month. You can help for just $1 a Day!

For just $1 a day, Yad Eliezer's Feed-a-Baby program answers the cries of Israel's hungry infants to ensure healthy physical and mental development during the critical first months of life. Yad Eliezer provides babies with six boxes of infant formula every month until the age of 12 to 15 months. Over 130,000 cans were distributed through 2012. As nutritional sensitivities and needs differ between children, we select formula type according to every infant's individual needs.

By partnering with Materna, Israel’s leading baby formula producer, Yad Eliezer can feed a baby for a dollar a day, half of what formula costs in stores. Some 150 volunteers distribute the formula nationwide at no extra cost. Each request is carefully evaluated and approved only when the need is genuine. This means that your donation to Yad Eliezer can insure that a child in Israel will be spared the long lasting effects of early malnutrition, and have a chance at a successful life.

Hundred of babies are waiting for vital nutrtion. Donate today to Yad Eliezer Keren Eliyahu V'Esther Feed-A-Baby Program and give a child a brighter future.

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Yad Eliezer's Lactation Consulting Initiative, in conjunction with the 
Feed-A-Baby Program.  The initiative  aims to provide mothers
before and after birth with sufficient information and support so that
those who are able to nurse their babies will do so sucessfully. The
Feed-A-Baby Program, which provides baby formula to hundreds of
infants each month, will remain in place for those circumstances in
which nursing is still not an option.

Click here to read more about it!

 Four mothers share their stories of why they turned to Yad Eliezer to help them feed their babies. Click here to see video.


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