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Well checkup: 3 to 7 days

Your health care provider will examine your baby for a weight and color check.

To schedule a checkup,
call your clinic.
For clinic phone numbers, use our clinic finder.

Schedule or cancel appointments online with MyChart.

The health care provider who cares for your baby in the hospital after birth and who discharges your baby from the hospital will tell you when this office visit is needed.

It is recommended all babies who are first born, breastfeeding, or who are at an increased risk for jaundice be seen at 3 to 7 days of life.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition

To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."

First published: 02/01/2010
Last updated: 01/01/2014

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic