Your baby’s first checkup will be within a month of bringing him home from the hospital (unless they have checked out from the hospital the first week they come home). Your specialist will measure the baby’s weight and height; will give you advice about small problems, diseases sledding at home and the right time to call the doctor. You are in the process of getting to life with your baby, so take as much time as you can for yourself. Remember to bring everything you need to have your baby warm, belly full and happy and bring your newborn’s hospital record with you.
Your health care professional will visit this site
- It will weigh and measure your baby to make sure it is healthy.
- It will check whether the umbilical cord has fallen and that the belly button has improved. If your baby is circumcised, your specialist will also include this condition.
- Your baby will be given a jaundice (hepatitis) vaccine if it has not been performed at the hospital or during a previous visit to the doctor.
- It will handle other health problems that you may notice, such as a mansion or diaper rash.
- We will ask you questions about your baby’s sleep, nutrition and toilet layout.
Your healthcare provider would like to know
- Has your baby been seen by another health professional since the last visit? If so, why? What was the result of this visit and prescribed any medications or treatments?
- Can your baby hold her head up when you put her on her belly?
- Does it silence for a short time when you hear your voice or hold it?
- Does it sleep a little longer during a day or a part of the night?
- Is the length of time it is more careful?
- Does he follow you with his eyes or examine your eyes and face when you are near him?
- Does it react to your voice or other sounds?
- Is he sleeping with his face up? Is the bed and room suitable?
- Is he watching a moving object held on top?
- A little more cranky by the end of the day? All of these behaviors should be expected from him during this period.
- If you are breastfeeding, do you receive any medication or nutritional support?
- Are there changes in your home, including social or financial situations?