This visit is crucial for assessing the baby’s growth and wellbeing alongside the health of the parent, particularly looking for signs of postnatal depression. It is a key time for discussing key public health messages, including continuing with breastfeeding, immunisations, sensitive parenting and for supporting on specific issues such as sleep. As well as this review their physical and emotional health visitors will also give contact details for the local health clinic, children’s centres and other local resources. The health visitor will agree future contact with the family which may be the universal offer or ‘universal plus’ where extra help is given for issues such perinatal mental health, feeding and for babies with special needs. Source – www.vivbennett.blog.gov.uk
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