After your delivery
After your delivery you will be visited by your community midwife at home. In some cases you will receive a telephone call. Your midwife will plan your postnatal care with you. If you have any concerns before your midwife visits please use the contact numbers on your handheld notes.
Did you know that breastfeeding reduces your baby’s risk of:
- Diarrhoea, vomiting and gastroenteritis
- Chest infections
- Being obese and developing type 2 diabetes and other illnesses later in life
- Ear infections
- Sudden infant death syndrome/ cot death
- Developing eczema
You benefit too because it:
- Lowers the risk of breast cancer
- Lowers the risk of ovarian cancer
- Lowers the risk of postnatal depression
Becky Davenport, Infant Feeding Advisor
01905 760507 or 07767 440971
Caroline Payne, Infant Feeding Advisor
Health Visitors are Specialist Community Public Health Nurses who alongside Community Nursery Nurses deliver the 0-5 Healthy Child Programme.
6-8week check with your GP
Once your baby is registered, we will send you an appointment for a mother and baby post-natal check. This takes place when your baby is 8 weeks old.
The baby check is essential to ensure that your baby is healthy and ready to start their immunisation schedule.
Please remember to bring your red book with you to your appointment.
Immunisation prepares the body to fight serious infections that might happen in the future. Young babies are very vulnerable to infections, so they need to be protected as early as possible.
Your child needs several different vaccines to be fully protected, so it’s important to complete their childhood immunisation programme.