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Placement of a newborn with its mother, rather than in a nursery, during the postpartum hospital stay.
rooming-in/room·ing-in/ (rldbomacm´ing-in″) the practice of keeping a newborn infant in a crib near the mother's bed instead of in a nursery during the hospital stay.
(in a hospital) a practice that allows mothers and newborn babies to share accommodations, remaining together in the hospital as they would at home rather than being separated. Also called living-in unit.
rooming-inNeonatology The placing of a newborn in the same room as the mother in the early post-partum period, which may foster maternal-fetal bonding and facilitate breast-feeding. See Bonding, Rooting.
Placement of a newborn with its mother, rather than in the nursery, during the postpartum hospital stay.