16-year-old mother of twins can’t breastfeed babies; needs surgery


A teenage mother of twins, Philomena Marfua, cannot breastfeed her two girls due to a serious heart condition that was detected at the Comboni Hospital in Sogakope in the South Tongu District.

The 16-year-old mother told Joy News’ Ivy Setordjie on her hospital bed that the school boy who got her pregnant has run away after she broke news of her pregnancy to him.

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Philomena’s grandmother, with who she lives, does not work  making it difficult for the woman to cater for her and the new borns.

Both of Philomena’s parents have died.

Philomena’s grandmother is appealing to the public to come to the aid of the granddaughter in order for her to undergo the heart surgery.

According to the officer in-charge of midwifery at the Comboni Hospital, Veronica Parko, has been going through severe pains since she delivered her babies.

Madam Parko says Philomena Marfua needs help urgently.



Source: myjoyonline.com