Well Baby Visit
Our Well Baby drop in is an essential service to every new family, especially one without the support of family and friends from home. In addition to weighing and measuring your baby to track growth and progress, our professional staff provide essential feedback, assistance and advice on raising and caring for your newborn baby and infant.
Topics covered at the Well Baby Visit include:
- Growth (tracking weight, length, head circumference);
- Development (following expected milestones);
- Sleep problems;
- Feeding problems (breast, bottle, solids);
- Breastfeeding consultation and support;
- Play and stimulation;
- Baby health in the tropics;
We also screen mothers for Post Natal Depression to ensure early detection and referral for further help.
Parents can feel free to ask any question relating to their baby. Our staff will provide answers, support, and referrals to other health care professionals if required. Importantly, we provide continuity of care. Our staff can be a very helpful support to new families, through the good as well as more difficult times with a new baby. The Well Baby Visit is drop-in style, meaning no appointment is necessary. Staff will spend 15 to 20 minutes with each family, but if you need more time, you can also book private one-on-one sessions for more in-depth consultations.