Infant and Child Health

First Days Clinic

The First Days Clinic is located on the second floor of the hospital and provides breastfeeding support and early follow-up care to help you and your newborn have a healthy transition from the hospital to your home. The clinic is staffed by board certified lactation consultants. Our lactation consultants visit mothers on postpartum each day during their hospital stay. The lactation consultants can monitor your baby’s weight, evaluate breastfeeding, check for newborn jaundice and answer any questions you may have. They also provide follow-up care in an outpatient setting once you and your baby have been discharged from the hospital. An appointment will be scheduled for parents to bring their newborns in for a first checkup in one to three days after leaving the hospital. 

The first checkup includes:

  • Jaundice evaluation
  • Weight and feeding effectiveness
  • Screening for heart problems
  • Screening for stomach problems

Most services at the First Days Clinic are free of charge. Breastfeeding and newborn supplies are also available for purchase. The clinic is open by appointment 7 days a week with same day appointments available. Please call 785-270-5072 for more information or to schedule an appointment.


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