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NEWBORN FOLLOW-UP CLINIC: The Newborn Follow-up Clinic is scheduled 24 to 48 hours after discharge. The follow-up takes place at the hospital and includes a weight check, jaundice check, repeat hearing screening (if needed) and breastfeeding assessment. The breastfeeding assessment involves weighing the baby before and after a feeding. Mom can then know how much baby is consuming each feeding. New parent questions are answered and follow-up recommendations given. A complete lactation assessment can also be scheduled if desired. Occasionally a physician may request a jaundice meter or weight check on your baby. This can be done at the hospital.

NEWBORN HEARING SCREENINGS: Gunnison Valley Health has a newborn hearing-screening program. All infants can receive a hearing test within a few days of birth. If hearing is a problem, it should be addressed immediately. The test usually takes two-five minutes and does not hurt the baby.

NURSE- FAMILY PARTNERSHIP: This program is recommended for first-time mothers. It is best to start during pregnancy but can be commenced up to four weeks after giving birth. This is a two year program and involves home visits from a public health nurse

IMMUNIZATIONS: STARTING AT 2 MONTHS

BABY AND ME TOBACCO FREE: A program to help pregnant women stop smoking. If you remain tobacco free (verified by blowing into a carbon monoxide detector) every month for up to one year, you will get a $25.00 coupon from Wal-Mart for diapers.

ASSISSTANCE WITH APPLICATIONS FOR CHP+ AND MEDICAID

GUIDANCE FOR ANY DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS OR CONCERNS

PROGRAM TO SEE PEDIATRIC SPECIALIST (HCP)


Mothering Support Group