15.3.1  Steps of immediate newborn care

You have learned the steps of immediate care which should be given to all babies at birth. In case you need to remind yourself what these are, take a look at Figure 15.3 below.

Important!If any danger sign is present refer the baby urgently.

A flowchart for steps for newborn care.
Figure 15.3  Steps for newborn care.

Study Session 1 of this Module described the newborn danger signs (so look back at this if you need to remind yourself what they are).

  • What are the newborn danger signs?

  • You should have recalled that the newborn danger signs are that the child:

    • is not able to drink or breastfeed
    • vomits everything
    • has convulsions, in the past or during the visit
    • is lethargic or unconscious.

15.3  The sick young infant from birth up to 2 months

15.3.2  Assess and classify the sick young infant