You’ll be offered two physical examinations for your baby. The first examination will take place within 72 hours of your baby’s birth. They will have their second examination when they are 6-8 weeks old.
These examinations aim to:
Will my baby have any other health checks?
Your baby’s physical examinations are part of the NHS newborn screening programme, which also includes:
For more information on your babies health visit the following websites:
Need advice on Breast Feeding?
Patient UK for a variety of sources of information and support.
Is your baby sleeping safely?
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For more advice on babies health, visit the NHS Choices website.