It’s good for you and your baby to stay in the same room, day and night, for your entire hospital stay, unless a medical need requires separation.
Your baby takes comfort when you are close by. Your smell and your voice are calming to your baby.
Think about a trusted adult who can stay with you in your hospital room at all times to help support you as you learn to care for your newborn.
If you feel unable to safely care for your infant, ask hospital staff for extra help.
Benefits of Rooming-In
Easier to learn your baby’s feeding cues
Easier to feed any time your baby is hungry
Easier to bond and get to know each other
Helps you learn to care for your baby
Encourages milk production
More rest and sleep for you
Less crying for your baby
Baby’s first bath
The bath can be done right in your room! However, it is good to delay it until your baby is used to his or her new life outside the womb.