6.2.2  Is the newborn lethargic or unconscious?

An unconscious baby should be referred to a health facility immediately.

Look at the young newborn’s movements. Does it move less than you would expect from a normally active baby? Does the baby only move when stimulated to do so (is it lethargic)? If the mother has had a previous baby, or if there are other experienced mothers in the house, ask them if they think this baby is lethargic. It is a danger sign if it doesn’t seem to be moving or responding to stimuli normally.

6.2.1  How can you recognise a convulsion in a newborn?

6.2.3  Is the baby breathing too fast?