boarder baby


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boarder baby

n.
An infant who remains at the hospital where born for up to one year, awaiting discharge to a parent or placement in alternative care.
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boarder baby

An infant kept in a hospital nursery until status permits discharge to family care or transfer to another agency for maintenance or adoption.
See also: baby
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