When should I take my baby to a first doctor's visit?
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 on how feeding is going for you and your baby.
- Do a general physical exam.
- Ask how the family is adjusting.
- Complete any screening tests that were not done at the hospital