Newborn falls in hospitals, while rare, may increase with rooming-in

[Reuters Health, 1/3/19]  Hospital efforts to support breastfeeding by having babies “room-in” with mothers may have a rare unintended consequence: an increased risk of newborn falls. Neonatal falls are increasingly recognized as a postpartum safety risk, with as many as 1,600 newborn falls occurring in U.S. hospitals each year, researchers note in Pediatrics. While this … Continue reading Newborn falls in hospitals, while rare, may increase with rooming-in