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Hear about the benefits of having your newborn stay with you in your room instead of the nursery.
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Linda Murray: Many hospitals allow and even encourage what’s called rooming in, or having your baby stay with you in your room instead of the nursery. During your pregnancy, think about what you’d prefer, but know that you can change your mind on the fly once your baby is born. Rooming in is a nice way to bond with your baby and get to know him quicker. You’ll begin to learn his signals that he’s hungry or has a dirty diaper or needs some rest. You can ask to have your baby in your room as much as possible or only when you’re awake. If you’re exhausted, you might want your baby to stay in the nursery while you catch up on your rest. There’s nothing wrong with that. The staff will take good care of him. If your baby is spending time in the nursery and you don’t want the nurses to offer him a bottle or a pacifier, be sure to make your wishes clear.
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