At each clinic or health facility visit, the healthcare worker should discuss how you are managing with breastfeeding or feeding your baby and should weigh your baby.
On some visits the healthcare worker may also measure your baby’s length (or height if he is able to stand), measure around her head; or measure his upper arm.
All these checks help to ensure your baby is growing well. If the measures do not fit in the normal pattern of child growth and development, the health worker will alert you and ask for the doctors to check your baby more thoroughly to find out what is wrong and give baby treatment or give you advice.
There is also health, feeding and child development information in the Road to Health Booklet on pages 10, 11, 12 and 13.