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Orphaned and Abandoned Children | Failure to Thrive

As the number of orphans escalates around the world, there is an increasing demand for sensory stimulation, nurturing touch and palliative care within orphanages and childcare settings. It is the vision of the Liddle Kidz Foundation Global to make a true difference for children who have been orphaned, along with their caregivers who lack the necessary support to provide them with best developmental care possible.

By definition, failure to thrive is when the efforts of a living being to continue life, internally or externally, ultimately cease. Quite frequently, this state of condition is often seen among infants and children who are orphaned and abandoned. These children who lack sufficient amounts of nurturing touch and love within the early months and years of their lives steadily deplete both mentally and physically, and ultimately die.

Medically, when a child is diagnosed with failure to thrive, their weight gain and rate of growth is said to be significantly less than that of other children or babies within their age range. Although Failure to Thrive can be caused by an array of developmental conditions such as cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and birth defects.  There are significant studies that show how emotional deprivation plays an important role in the thriving nature of infants and children regardless of their medical condition.

Liddle Kidz Foundation Global uses pediatric massage to increase Oxytocin and increase circulation.  Nurturing massage also contributes to positive weight gain as the Vagus nerve is stimulated and increases food absorption hormones.



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