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In a CMAM program where RUTF (EezyPaste) is provided to SAM children under 5 with no complications, when should they be discharged, meaning on what criteria (MUAC and WHZ)? Is it okay to treat the child with RUTF till they reach normal measures (>12.5 MUAC and/or < -1 SD for WH Z-score)? While in one area we are providing RUTF for SAM children till they reach MAM criteria, and then giving supplementary food (WSB++) during MAM, in another area we do not have the WSB support. Would it be all right to continue treatment with RUTF till they reach normal status? Clarification and/or advise is sought. Thanks.
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