Mother, Infant and Young Child Nutrition & Malnutrition Mother, Infant and Young Child Nutrition & Malnutrition - Feeding practices including micronutrient deficiencies prevention, control of wasting, stunting and underweight
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About Essential Nutrition Actions at Critical Stages in the Life Cycle of Women and Children

Practices and Behaviours Self Assessment Tools when Child or Mother is Sick

Recommended ENAs when child or mother is sick Rating*Discuss and identify key gaps key gaps in the performance of recommended behaviours
 

Exclusive breastfeeding (0-6 months):

All lactating mothers:

  • Increase the frequency of breastfeeding during and after illness to limit the weight loss and increase recovery of their baby.
  • Do not give other fluids to their baby, except prescribed medicines by health workers.
  • All lactating mothers continue to breastfeed even if they fall sick with a cold, flu and diarrhoea.
 Total 1: ….  

Complementary feeding for children after 6 months:

All mothers:

  • Increase the frequency of breastfeeding and offer additional food to limit the weight loss during illness.
  • Give one/two additional meal of solid food each day for the following two weeks to increase child recovery after illness.
  • Use boiled/treated water for giving medicines.
  • Provide low osmolarity ORS if the child has diarrhoea.
Total 2: ….  

Early detection and referral of children with malnutrition:

  • All mothers check if the child is loosing weight during illness and/or if the child is not regaining weight after illness. Visit the clinic or a health worker/VHT member immediately.
  • Children with eating/swallowing problems are taken to the clinic promptly.
Total 3: ….  

Overall Score (Total 1 + 2 + 3 ):

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Rating: 0 = insufficient; 1 = fair; 2 = good; 3 = very good; 4 = excellent



6 March, 2016
 


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