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‘Rooming-in’ refers to the 24-hour stay of the newborn by his/her mother side from birth to home discharge.

It provides close contact and promotes mother-infant bonding. The mother familiarizes herself with the care of her baby during hospital stay, making things easier on home return.

Rooming-in is particularly beneficial for establishment of breastfeeding, since feeding on-demand is the ideal approach. The mother, having her baby constantly by her side, increases the likelihood for successful breastfeeding, as it would be very difficult for the nursing personnel to bring the baby to the mother whenever he or she demands feeding. This practice is one of the 10 conditions set by WHO and Unicef for successful breastfeeding.

 
 
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