The second mandated universal HV contact.
10-14 days after birth – the New Birth Review.
The first visit made by health visitor at home after the baby is born, where health visitors will check on the health and wellbeing of the parents and baby, provide support with feeding and other issues and give important advice on keeping safe, and to promote sensitive parenting. This builds on the assessment of family risk and resilience factors started by the health visitor during the antenatal period. Specific topics include early bonding and interacting with the baby, feeding and thriving (appropriate weight gain), the immunisation programme and safety such as car seats. Parents often seek advice on establishing a routine and sleep; crying and colic. (Source – www.vivbennett.blog.gov.uk)