2.5.3  Treatment for low birth weight babies

The death rate for LBW babies is very high. With simple care you can support and advise the family how to care for a LBW baby and improve greatly their chances of survival.

Table 2.2 describes the treatment that you should give a LBW baby and the advice that you should give the baby’s mother.

Table 2.2  Assessment, classification and treatment of low birth weight babies.

Assessment and classification chart for low birth weight babies.

2.5.2  Assess birth weight and gestational age

2.5.4  Kangaroo mother care (KMC)