IMO the only point to well baby/clinic sisters are weighing, measuring and vaccinating...all things I'm not interested in really (as long as my baby is thriving of course)
I've also heard so much terrible advice given by the sisters at some of the clinics I'd rather people stayed faaaaaar away from them!
We did take my eldest to the paed a few times, mainly cause he had a ventouse delivery and we wanted to make sure all his skull plates were nicely settled etc, also he had hydrocele which we knew nothing about and were told we needed to have checked out.
We thought we'd done our homework and chosen a paed carefully so we wouldn't have one that over-prescribed or would hassle us about vaxing and all seemed to be ok in the visits. He charged us a small fortune for 5 minutes of weighing, measuring and answering a few questions, but he didn't hassle us.
When my second was born we combined her 6 week checkup with a check up on my eldest...and we were blatantly lied to by the paed. He told us my son required urgent and necessary surgery or his life was in danger, but when we saw a urologist for a second opinion he confirmed to us that it was purely a COSMETIC surgery.
He was quite happy to put my son under, cut him and endanger his life for nothing major.
And that is the last time I went to the paed!
Luckily my midwife now runs a weekly meet for pregnant and post partum moms & babes, there you can weigh, measure, chat and ask advice if you want. She recommends certain natural and homeopathic remedies for certain basic ailments and advises when it's better to go see a paed/doctor. Far nicer than waiting in the queue with a bunch of sick people and being rushed in and out 5 minutes later