Babies are usually checked by a health care provider within the first week of going home from the hospital.


At this first visit your health care provider will:

  • Weigh your baby and measure his length and head circumference

  • Check for signs of jaundice

  • Check how feeding is going for you and your baby

  • Do a general health exam

  • Ask how the family is adjusting to the new baby

Complete any screening tests that weren’t done in the hospital

Kapuskasing and Area Family Health Team

Équipe de santé familiale de la région de Kapuskasing

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