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Mary Foley RN, BSN, IBCLC Lactation Program Coordinator Maternal-Newborn Service Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. Melrose-Wakefield Hospital. 10 miles north of Boston 1200 births per year No VBACs CS rate 20% primary, 20% repeat Culture mix: Caucasian, Asian, Indian, Haitian, Hispanic
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10 miles north of Boston
1200 births per year
CS rate 20% primary, 20% repeat
Culture mix: Caucasian, Asian, Indian, Haitian, Hispanic
Socioeconomic: middle-to-low income
Average age of nurses: 50
Certificate of Intent for Baby-Friendly x 4 years
On our journey to becoming a Baby Friendly Hospital, we found one of our more difficult challenges to be Step 7…Rooming-In
How to Get Your Night Staff
to Hate You
What is Rooming-In
Why are We Doing It?
Beginning in January, 2010 MWH
Maternal-Newborn Service will be transitioning to the “rooming-in”
model of mother-baby care. Healthy mothers and babies will be cared for together in the same room. Come and join us for dinner and discussion at the:
Thursday, November 12th 2009
Perkins Lecture Hall
Because the best place for baby
is with mom.
Rooming-in means that your
baby stays with you in your
room throughout your hospital stay.
Why is rooming-in best?
* Babies sleep better and cry less
* Baby gains weight better
* You get to know your baby sooner
* You are better prepared to take care of
your baby when you go home
What about sleep?
Research shows mothers often sleep better when
Rooming-In than when the baby is out of the room.
What about special circumstances?
The nursery is available if you should need
assistance in special circumstances.
“Having my son with me was a wonderful experience. I felt closer to him every minute and was glad I had him with me.”
Baby will be with you throughout the day & night, except for short visits to the nursery for medical procedures. The nursery nurse will be on the maternity unit teaching and assisting you with the care of your baby as needed.
Higher incidence of rooming-in
Exclusivity rates up
More mothers aware of rooming-in model of care
Physicians supporting rooming-in
Nurses are beginning to see rooming-in as the norm
Labwork being drawn in room
Hearing screenings done in room
Baths done in room
If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma."-- Theresa Bloomingdale