Well baby clinics
These are general consultations where the baby is weighed, measured and developmental milestones are discussed with the parents. The visits to the clinic also present you with the opportunity to ask for advice on matters that you’re concerned about or unsure of, so that the experienced staff can assist to address them.
Your baby’s two-week check-up is an important aspect of postnatal care. In the first five days after birth, babies lose up to 10% of their birth weight due to the fact that they are now burning calories to keep warm. By two weeks after birth your baby should, however, have started regaining weight so that is a good time to gauge whether this first milestone has been reached.
Even if your baby is seemingly well, it is still essential to have your little one weighed and checked regularly to ascertain if the most important milestones have been reached. This assists in detecting possible health and developmental problems at an early stage.