More focus is needed on the safety of newborns while in the care of their parents on the mother-baby unit to prevent babies from being accidently injured. Promotion of breastfeeding and maternal-newborn attachment should be in the context of newborn safety.
Kathleen Rice Simpson is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist in St. Louis, MO, and the Editor in Chief of MCN. Dr. Simpson can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com
The author declares no conflict of interest.