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 leaving the hospital. 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