MANAGEMENT OF MODERATE ACUTE MALNUTRITION

  • Assess the child’s feeding and counsel the mother on the feeding recommendations
  • If child has any feeding problem, counsel and follow up in 7 days
  • Assess for possible TB infection
  • Advise mother when to return immediately (danger signs)

FOLLOW-UP CARE

Follow-up in 30 days

  • Reassess child and re-classify
    • If better, praise mother and counsel on nutrition
    • If still moderate malnutrition, counsel and follow up in 1 month
    • If worse, loosing weight, or feeding problem: refer