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Treatment of the Malnourished Child

Return of the appetite is the sign for entering the rehabilitation phase

Usually about 1 week after admission

During this phase very high intakes are encouraged to support a weight gain of >10g/kg/day

Must be alert to avoid heart failure (rapid pulse and fast breathing) if intake is high suddenly

Modified porridges or complementary foods can be used if comparable in energy and pro

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