SanCor, a leading dairy producer in Argentina, donated formula products worth 3 million yuan (US$ 495,900) to needy babies in north China's Hebei Province on December 23, 2013.
|A mother (R2) in Oumakeng Village in Chicheng, a national-level poverty-stricken county in north China's Hebei Province, receives infant formula and other baby items donated by SanCor, a leading dairy producer in Argentina, on December 23, 2013. [CCTF]
The formula will benefit around 10,000 babies aged 0-3 years in Oumakeng Village in Chicheng, a national-level poverty-stricken county in Hebei, in the hope of improving the health and nutrition of needy babies locally.
"A proper balance of nutrients plays a key role in infants' brain development and nutrient deficits will affect children's later learning, behavior and health," said Guo Xiao from the China Children and Teenagers' Foundation (CCTF).
"The donation embodies SanCor's social responsibilities and its concept of balanced nutrition," Guo said.
"I was so worried that my children would not be as smart as other kids," said Ai Zhonghua, 3-month-old twins' mother who was unable to breastfeed and did not have money to buy high-quality powdered milk.
Another mother Jia Yongmei was also appreciative that the baby formula she received could feed her child for over a month.
Ai's and Jia's families were both rated as most needy families by the local government. President of Manantial Trading Co.,Ltd, the general agent of Sancor in mainland China, Li Gang said they would offer formula products for free to feed the children until they turn 3.
"Sancor aims to provide safe and balanced nutrition for babies all over the world and we introduced the formula products into China this year in an attempt to enable Chinese mothers to do well at feeding their babies in a scientific way," said Li.
(Source: CCTF/Translated and edited by womenofchina.cn)
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