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Skin-to-Skin Care and Rooming-In: Safety Considerations

Killion, Molly M. MS, RN, CNS

MCN, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2017 - Volume 42 - Issue 2 - p 115
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000320
ONGOING COLUMNS: Hot Topics in Maternity Nursing

New recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics about safety considerations during skin to skin in the first few hours of life and rooming in practices for new mothers and babies during the postpartum inpatient stay are discussed.

Molly Killion is a Perinatal Clinical Nurse Specialist, Birth Center, University of California San Francisco Benioff Children's Hospital in San Francisco, CA. She can be reached via e-mail at

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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