Born in 1997, Khang A Su, like many other Mong men, married quite early. He is just 20 and his wife, Vu Thi Ve, is evening younger by two years. They live in Noong Thang, which is just about 7 km along the pathway from their commune center. The young couple already has an eight-month-old son, who they did not know, unfortunately, how to nurse and ween him well. They just followed his mother’s experience, which was not good.
Somehow, though, the couple knew they needed help with their too-tiny baby. So, when the village nurse, Ms. Lo Thi Anh, told them about a CWS-sponsored community event about nutrition, they decided to join. They both found the meeting interesting and informative about proper breastfeeding and weaning; and, importantly, signs of malnourishment. Also, the couple now knows from the cooking demonstration about local foods for nutritious – and even delicious – soups. Immediately after the education session, Su said, “My son is already old enough to have additional food! This information is so useful, and we will use of new knowledge, and give him the right foods, immediately”.
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