8.5.2  Checking the baby is OK in KMC

At every postnatal visit you should:

  • Count the baby’s respiratory rate and make sure there is no fast breathing.
  • Observe that the baby is breastfeeding optimally.
  • Measure the baby’s temperature in the armpit and make sure it is normal.
  • If everything is OK, reassure the family but tell them to send for you immediately if there is any problem.

8.5.1  KMC procedures

8.5.3  Counselling the family on the benefits of KMC