Nourished for Life
Abbott helps premature babies get the nutritiion and care they need for full, healthy lives

Nourished for Life

We're sharing the stories that inspire our work every day and keep us pushing for tomorrow's breakthroughs. We think they'll inspire you, too.

Xin Yu's name means "happiness." Yet the day she entered the world was one of fear and worry.

Born several weeks early and weighing less than half the average birth weight of a Chinese baby, Xin Yu was so tiny her parents were frightened to hold her. Like many preemie babies, she was at high risk of malnutrition. Fortunately, she was taken to Shanghai Children's Medical Center where the staff had received advanced training in clinical nutrition, thanks to the Abbott Fund and the international healthcare organization Project HOPE. With targeted nutritional therapy, her weight increased and soon her parents were able to cuddle her and take her home.


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Seeing Xin Yu today — dancing, drawing, jumping — inspires us. We're driven to expand our scientific expertise and create the breakthroughs that help people live the healthiest, fullest lives they can.

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