New Birth Check
- Vitamin D
- Red book
- to do list
- Feeding Cues
- local services
- financial support
- premature baby
- heel prick test
It is recommended breastfed babies from birth up to one year of age also be given a supplement of 8.5 to10µg/d vitamin D per day. Babies who are formula fed do not require vitamin D if they are having 500ml/day of infant formula or more, as infant formula already has added vitamin D.
To get Vitamin D
Healthy Start, buy, prescribe - how to get - find places online, Can Health visitors prescribe?
In Norfolk most children receive their Personal Child health Record (red book) from the hearing screeners at the hospital. Health professionals will write in this, as can you. You can use it to write your child's developmental milestones and their personal details.
In this you can find information on your child's immunisation schedule, useful information for parents and your child's growth chart. Your health visitor/GP will weigh and measure your baby in the first few weeks. your health visitor can show you how to weigh and measure your baby and you can go to one of our self weigh stations to weigh your baby.
register with gp
apply for benefits you're entitled to - you may not have been entitled to some benefits as you had not started your maternity leave but may be entitled to them now... consider Healthy Start, SS Maternity Grant, Child Benefit, Child Tax Credits
We might talk about things which we have already spoken about at other visits: info sharing*, PAM*, feedback*, smoking cessation*, demographic data.
- Mouth movements, including smacking or licking his lips.
- Sucking on lips, tongue, hands, fingers, toes, toys, or clothing.
- Rooting, head bobbing or nuzzling against whoever is holding him.
- Fidgeting or squirming a lot.
- Crying—a late sign of hunger.
Your health visitor will tell you about services in your local area, such as the ECFS who offer free baby groups, baby massage and support families.
Antenatally you may not have been entitled to some benefits, which your change in circumstance may mean you are entitled (SS MAT Grant/Healthy Start).
Babies born early may go to NICU/Special care. If this is the case, we can contact you to ask what would work for you, whether we visit you at home or at the hospital or when would be good for you.
if your child born before 37 weeks, they will be added to the additional needs waiting list, where you will be offered a yearly contact for the first two years as we know these children can use some extra support.
Usually on day 5 a midwife will do your baby's newborn blood spot test, this is a small prick to the baby's heel and blood is placed on some special paper to be tested. It tests for 9 rare but serious health conditions.
By the time of the new birth visit health visitors do, most babies will have had their hell prick test. you may have had the results of this or the health visitor may be able to tell you them if they are on your child’s health record. If you haven’t heard anything by 4 weeks, call us. We’ll give you information about your baby’s immunisations schedule and these can be booked at your doctor’s surgery, we recommend you get your baby registered with your GP