The Midwife dose a general check looking at the baby’s colour (looking for signs of jaundice) eyes, skin condition. She will check the umbilical cord to make sure there are no signs of infection and advice you of the appropriate care. You will be asked about your baby’s feeding; how often and for how long they feed. The Midwife will also check to see the baby is peeing and pooing. It is a good idea to write down when your baby feeds, pees and poo’s as you can see a pattern developing and it makes it easier when you are asked these questions. The Midwife will be able to assess your baby’s well being and be able to advise/ support you on care.