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Cuando los bebés tienen hambre, lloran hasta que sean alimentados. Si dar de mamar no se puede, o no tienen fórmula infantil, podrían dar la leche de la vaca o también puedan diluir la fórmula infantil con agua. Esto podría parar al bebé del llanto, pero también pone al bebé en peligro de crecimiento y desarrollo. Según la Academia americana de la Pediatría, la leche de pecho o la fórmula deberían ser la única fuente alimenticia de un niño durante los cuatro a seis primeros meses y la fuente principal de la nutrición a lo largo del primer año de la vida. Si no lo es incapaz de amamantar y el costo de la fórmula infantil es prohibido, pueden recurrir a la substitución con líquidos no alimenticios o diluir la leche de pecho o fórmula. Esto pueda privar al niño de la nutrición necesaria y colocarlo en riesgo significativo para crecimiento y desarrollo. En casos extremos, el niño puede estar en peligro de la muerte.


L.I.F.E. Houston has been feeding hungry babies since 1988. When families with infants need formula, we make sure they can get it. Our main program - Food for Hungry Babies - is a major part of the safety net for families in the greater Houston metropolitan area. We are the only agency that provides emergency food for babies.


We know how important early nutrition is for development throughout life, so we are here to help families support their infants' growth. There are many reasons that parents or caregivers might need our support. Whether they are unable to breastfeed or they cannot afford the high cost of formula, L.I.F.E. Houston staff are here to help.

Cheddar came to us in December of 2014. Without a name, he introduced himself by quacking his way into our hearts. After a little huddle, we decided to name him Cheddar D. Quackers.

Cheddar is happy to amuse us with his wit and humor and dress for all holiday occasions!

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2002 S Wayside
Houston, TX 77023

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