Child health clinic (Consultatiebureau)
As soon as you have registered the birth at the municipality, your child will also be registered with the child health clinic. In the first week after childbirth, you will receive a letter about a hearing test for the baby. The neighbourhood nurse will come to your home around 2 weeks after the birth. You will be phoned ahead of time to schedule this. During this visit, further appointments will be made for development checks and vaccinations. These checks usually happen monthly at the clinic with a doctor or nurse.
In between these, you can also always attend a walk-in session. Especially with breastfeeding this can be useful and give you some more confidence. You can also ask questions about care and education.