When to bring your child to the health facility

Generic C-IYCF Package (UNICEF | 2011)
When to bring your child to the health facility

Key Messages

  • Take your child immediately to a trained health worker or clinic if any of the following symptoms are present:
  • Refusal to feed and being very weak
  • Vomiting (cannot keep anything down)
  • Diarrhoea (more than 3 loose stools a day for two days or more and/or blood in the stool, sunken eyes)
  • Convulsions (rapid and repeated contractions of the body, shaking)
  • The lower part of the chest sucks in when the child breathes in , or it looks as though the stomach is moving up and down (respiratory infection)
  • Fever (possible risk of malaria)
  • Malnutrition (loss of weight or swelling of the body)