Maternity Wards Increasingly Moving Toward “Rooming In.”

The Boston Globe (2/7, Kowalczyk) reported on the phasing out of “conventional hospital” nurseries in maternity wards as “part of a national movement designed to promote breastfeeding, bonding, and parenting skills by having mothers and healthy newborns room together around-the-clock.” Many new mothers and nurses are not happy with “rooming in,” however, contending that “brief breaks in a nursery will not harm breast feeding in the long run, and that rest is important to keep mothers healthy and prevent serious problems like postpartum depression.”

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— “Maternity wards are moving away from nurseries,” Liz Kowalczyk, Boston Globe, February 7, 2016.

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