The first days of an NB’s life are always a time of great adaptation and learning.
When parents arrive home with a new member of the family, they have the challenge of learning how to take care of him or her independently. It’s natural for them to feel more tired and sometimes overwhelmed.
The heel prick test is an early diagnostic method for screening for diseases such as hypothyroidism, cystic fibrosis and hereditary metabolic disorders. To do this, a blood sample must be taken by pricking the newborn’s heel between the 3rd and 6th day of life.
If the NB and mother are discharged before the 3rd day and go home, it means that they have to go to the health center within that time frame. When contacting Gamine, Enf. Marta goes home to do the baby’s foot test, in a peaceful environment and without having to worry.
One of the great advantages of being able to carry out the heel prick test at home is that we do it while the baby is being fed, so that the moment is not painful for the baby.