36 weeks pregnant – First appointment
We will work together to understand your expectations of baby, breast/bottle feeding and life after baby arrives. A meet and greet to get a plan in place for the first few weeks.
1 week – Second appointment
Focusses on your first two weeks and adjusting to a bigger family. Can be taken in the second week if you prefer. Looking at feeding and settling techniques, gut winding and your health/nutrition.
3 weeks – Third appointment (month 1)
We will look at feeding and settling, how you and baby are going with working as a new family unit. Address growth spurts and upcoming changes. If breastfeeding, you’ll be finding a new pattern now.
7 weeks – Fourth appointment (month 2)
Your fourth appointment focusses on the transition from your midwife to Well Child Services (Plunket/Tamariki Ora). Sleep changes and education around normal baby behaviour.
11 weeks – Fifth appointment (month 3)
The fifth appointment looks at ongoing growth spurts, changes in sleep patterns and expectations. Also discusses starting solids later on, and what to start thinking about before the 6 month mark.
15 weeks – Sixth appointment (month 4)
Our sixth appointment looks at your expectations around starting solids. We’ll discuss meal planning and preparing. Also, touch on any other baby related sleep, settling, feeding issues or questions you may have.
5-6 months – Seventh appointment
Your seventh visit looks at actually starting solids and can be the first time you offer food. We’ll look at choking vs. gagging, introduction of allergens and progression of foods depending on feeding method (baby led vs. conventional).
6-7 months – Eighth appointment
This appointment, around a month after baby’s first introduction to foods, looks at a moving onto new textures/foods. Assess any other baby questions or issues you’re going through at the moment.
8-9 months – Ninth appointment
This visit happens around six weeks after your last appointment when baby will generally be progressing onto more family based foods. Again, we can assess and discuss any other baby questions or issues you’re having at present.
10-11 months – Tenth appointment
Around 6 weeks after your last appointment, we will be looking at moving onto new foods and textures. We’ll look at your baby’s nutritional needs and plan accordingly for the upcoming months.
12 months – Eleventh Appointment
Your final visit looks at bigger nutritional changes that will happen and changes in dietary requirements moving forward beyond baby’s first year. We’ll also look at calcium intake and potential moving onto or swapping to formula/fresh milk.