Hospitals and moms debate rooming in vs. nurseries for newborns

Some new moms are debating whether to room in with their babies after childbirth or have them placed in nurseries, a constant back-and-forth between hospitals and mothers who might want to rest or aren't breastfeeding their children, the Chicago Tribune reports. Most hospitals encourage new mothers to room in with their newborns to help them them learn breastfeeding schedules and cues. But some moms wonder if it is the safest choice for them and their babies after the trauma and strain of childbirth. The Chicago Tribune reports that some hospitals are training their staff to encourage mothers to keep the babies with them in the rooms, explaining to mothers that the baby needs to feed frequently in the first few hours, a process that helps the mother's milk come in. Article