Postnatal care

NICE guidelines [CG37] Published date:

Review decision date: July 2013

Review decision: 

Following the recent surveillance review decision, a rapid update of this guideline will be scheduled into the work programme. Details of the update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage.

Next review date: March 2015

This clinical guideline offers evidence-based advice on the care of women and their babies in the first 6–8 weeks after birth. Recommendations on co-sleeping and sudden infant death syndrome were updated in 2014 and cover the first year of an infant's life.

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