Newborn infants and their mothers should be seen by a knowledgeable caregiver within the first week. During this visit, your baby’s health will be assessed and any feeding or other maternal issues can be addressed. Family doctors and midwives will also want to see you and your new baby for a checkup typically at around 4-6 weeks postpartum. If your health care provider is an obstetrician, he or she will provide your care but your baby will need to be seen by a family doctor or pediatrician.
This purpose of postpartum visits is to assess the health of you and your baby and get a sense of how well things are going for the both of you. Your health care provider(s) will: