"There was something not quite right with Elsa," Yolande said. "She would bloat severely after a bottle feed. We tried different milk formulas and concentrations, electrolytes and medication, but nothing helped. We had to manage her very carefully as the bloat, if too severe, could kill her and also caused discomfort and even pain."
But no one gave up on Elsa — and she could probably feel the love and concern people had for her. "We altered her feeds, fed her with the head and shoulders elevated to help with release of air, and gave her smoothies," Yolande said. Finally, Elsa started getting stronger. "We are now at a point where Elsa is fully weaned and actually picking up weight."