Birth

Child health and wellbeing

Undertake a systematic and thorough clinical examination including:

  • Apgar score at birth
  • Measure their weight, length and head circumference
  • Examination of their hips
  • Cardiovascular system (the heart and blood system)
  • Eyes

Review your child’s breastfeeding and infant feeding status

Discuss safe sleeping practices for baby

Maternal wellbeing

Discuss with the mother their own physical and emotional health and wellbeing, what support they have, and offer information as appropriate about relevant agencies and services

Breastfeeding: examination and assessment