LWB's Orphanage Assistance Program's caregiver project provides three extra nannies at the Pingliang orphanage, helping ensure that the babies there receive good quality care daily. The three nannies work in the baby room, and each one gives very patient and loving attention to their tiny charges.
When they feed the cleft babies, they are very careful and patient to make sure each baby gets enough formula at each feeding to gain weight. Weight gain is critically important for babies born with cleft in order for them to be approved for cleft lip surgery. Feeding babies born with cleft requires much more time than an average baby to ensure there is no aspiration of the formula.
Of course the nannies have many other responsibilities as well. Whether it is caring for a sick baby, changing diapers, or helping a toddler explore their world, a nannies’ work is never done! However a list of responsibilities can never measure the value of a loving nanny. Their worth is measured by the health and happiness of the babies in their care. We are grateful to our supporters of this project for giving these gifts to these young children.