Taking Care of a Baby at Home After Birth: What Families Need to Do

Publish Date: November 2011
Author: MCHIP, Core Group, Save the Children, American College of Nurse-Midwives
Language: English, French, Kiswahili

This flipbook contains key messages that pregnant women and their families need in order to plan care of an infant at home right after birth. It focuses on essential actions families can take both to prevent newborn death and illness and to promote healthy newborn development.

This material encourages use, whenever possible, of skilled birth attendants and clinical services and, where that is not realistic, provides some information on what families can do for pregnant women and care of the baby at birth. Even where mothers deliver with a skilled birth attendant in a health facility, they are often sent home within 6–12 hours of delivery. This material can also be used with women going home soon after delivery in a health facility. It highlights danger signs in the infant that require immediate attention and referral.

It is available in English, French, Kalenjin and Kiswahili.

Attachment Size
Taking_Care_of_Baby_English.pdf 2.8 MB
Taking_Care_of_Baby_French.pdf 4.3 MB
Taking_Care_of_Baby_Kalenjin.pdf 2.25 MB
Taking_Care_of_Baby_Kiswahili.pdf 2.46 MB