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Placement of a newborn with its mother, rather than in a nursery, during the postpartum hospital stay.
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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.
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Placement of a newborn with its mother, rather than in the nursery, during the postpartum hospital stay.
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