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Should Mother–Baby Rooming-In be the Standard of Care?

Beal, Judy A. DNSc, RN, FNAP, FAAN; Dalton, Marcia Fonseca MSN, RN; Maloney, Joyce A. BSN, RN, RNC-NIC

MCN: The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing: March/April 2015 - Volume 40 - Issue 2 - p 74–75
doi: 10.1097/NMC.0000000000000122
ONGOING COLUMNS: Second Opinion Column

How strict should policies be for keeping new mothers and babies together while in the hospital during postpartum?

Marcia Fonseca Dalton is a Staff Nurse, Special Care Nursery, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA. The author can be reached via e-mail at marcia_dalton@sshosp.org

Joyce A. Maloney is a Staff Nurse, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, South Shore Hospital, South Weymouth, MA. The author can be reached via e-mail at Joyce_Maloney@sshosp.org

Second Opinion columns are coordinated by Kathleen Leask Capitulo and Judy A. Beal. Dr. Capitulo can be reached via e-mail at: DrKatieRN@hotmail.com. Dr. Beal can be reached via e-mail at: judy.beal@simmons.edu

The author declares no conflict of interest.

The author declares no conflict of interest.

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