Rooming In – Allows mother and baby remain together 24 hours a day. Babies are not separated from mother for more than an hour.

Mother and baby develop better sleep/awake pattern

Baby sleeps better and cries lesser

Breastfeeding gets established

Baby gains weight more quickly

Feeds in response to baby’s cue and helps to produce good milk supply

Mother becomes confident in caring for her baby

Mother is able to observe baby’s behaviour and is reassured baby is not being ignored in the nursery

Baby is exposed to less infections when with mother than being in the nursery