Rooming In: Benefits for Your Baby

Birthing Center / Rooming In: Benefits for Your Baby

It is so vital to bond with your new baby in a family atmosphere, which is why at KCH new families are encouraged to embrace the practice of rooming in.

'Rooming In' encourages mom's to keep their newborn in the same room with them during their stay. This provides an opportunity for families to bond with their new baby and become comfortable and confident in caring for them before returning home.

Rooming in is a healthy choice for both mother and child, and can provide the following advantages:

  • Allows mom's to more rest and reduces separation anxiety, and helps your newborn to adjust to a sleep routine
  • Increase the success rate for breastfeeding because mothers make more milk, more quickly
  • Babies gain weight faster and experience a reduced risk for jaundice when they are successfully and routinely are breastfed
  • Help mothers and families discover babies’ cues earlier, often resulting in babies that cry less often and soothe more quickly
  • Families have more quality time with babies because the majority of their care takes place while they are together
  • Families witness first-hand how nurses and doctors care for their loved ones resulting in greater confidence in the care mother and baby receive
  • Babies who spend less time in the nursery have a reduced risk of infection
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