Rooming-in is the practice followed in hospitals and maternity ward where the baby's crib is kept by the side of the mother's bed.[1] This arrangement gives an opportunity for the parents to know their baby.[2] The bond between the parent and the child is well established in roomed-in babies. There is a better chance of success with breast-feeding in roomed-in babies.[3] Parents do not have the fear of baby-switching while roomed-in. Rooming-in is one of the components of baby-friendly hospitals, devised by WHO.[4]


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  2. ^ Medical news-nett. ""Rooming-in" benefits both mother and baby: New review". Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 26 August 2013.
  3. ^ Park, K (2011). Rooming-in. Jalandhar: Bhanot Brothers. p. 488.
  4. ^ "Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Implementation Guidance" (PDF). World Health Organization. 2018. p. 20.