8.1.3  Treatment of moderate acute malnutrition

A child classified as having moderate acute malnutrition has a higher risk of severe disease. You would need to assess the child’s feeding and counsel the mother about the best way to feed her child (you can find the recommendations for feeding children in the Food Box on the Counsel the Mother chart in your chart booklet).

If there is a supplementary feeding programme in your area you should refer the child to this. You should advise the mother that she should come back to the health post with the child for a follow-up visit after 30 days.

8.1.2  Treatment of severe uncomplicated malnutrition

8.1.4  Treatment when there is no moderate acute malnutrition