2.6.3  Three days’ visit

  • Check for danger signs in the newborn
  • Counsel and support optimal breastfeeding
  • Follow-up of kangaroo mother care
  • Follow-up of counselling given during previous visits
  • Counsel mother/family to protect the newborn from infection
  • Give one capsule of 200,000 IU vitamin A to the mother if not given before
  • Immunize the newborn with OPV and BCG if not given before
  • Counsel mother/father on healthy birth spacing, on return of fertility and postpartum family planning.

2.6.2  Two days’ visit to low birth weight/preterm, low body temperature babies

2.6.4  Seven days’ visit