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.