10 days old Gul Ash is being fed boiled yak milk by her mum (Kelt Baig's Wife), whose nipples are too painful to breast feed. Gul Ash died 4 days later, as infant can not digest rich yak milk. The mum has had 10 pregancy in her life. Only 1 son lived (Mohammed Achim), she lost 9 children, 5 daughters, 4 sons. This is found quite commonly in the Little Pamir. The Afghan Kyrgyz community has the highest infant mortality in the world (estimated at 30%). .Campment of Sary Tash..Winter expedition...
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10 days old Gul Ash is being fed boiled yak milk by her mum (Kelt Baig's Wife), whose nipples are too painful to breast feed. Gul Ash died 4 days later, as infant can not digest rich yak milk. The mum has had 10 pregancy in her life. Only 1 son lived (Mohammed Achim), she lost 9 children, 5 daughters, 4 sons. This is found quite commonly in the Little Pamir. The Afghan Kyrgyz community has the highest infant mortality in the world (estimated at 30%). .Campment of Sary Tash..Winter expedition through the Wakhan Corridor and into the Afghan Pamir mountains, to document the life of the Afghan Kyrgyz tribe. January/February 2008. Afghanistan


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