St. Francis Center for Infant and Child Health
First Days Clinic
An appointment will be scheduled for parents to bring their newborns in for a first checkup in one to three days after being discharged. The pediatrician, with support of Registered Nurses and Lactation Consultants will make sure the transition to home is a health one. All Level II* graduates will have their first visits through the First Days Clinic, allowing parents the reassurance that their Level II NICU graduate transitions well.
The first checkup includes
- Jaundice evaluation
- Weight and feeding effectiveness
- Screening for heart problems
- Screening for stomach problems