14.5  Advise the mother when to return to see a health worker

Every mother who is taking her child home needs to be advised when to return to the health worker. She may need to return:

  • for a follow-up visit in a specific number of days (for example, when it is necessary to check the progress of a child on an antibiotic)
  • immediately, if signs appear that suggest the illness is worsening, or
  • for the child’s next immunization (the next well-child visit).

14.4.6  Advise the mother to increase fluid during the child’s illness

14.5.1  Follow-up visits