Newborn and Postpartum Barring any complications during labor and delivery, infants are allowed and encouraged to stay in the room with mom during the entire hospital stay. Having baby nearby is crucial to early bonding and breastfeeding, if applicable. If a C-section delivery is needed, the hospital will typically take care of baby the night of the C-section. Baby will still be brought into the room for feeding times if breastfeeding is the primary feeding choice.

If there is a need for critical care, baby will stay in the general nursery or be admitted to the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). In this case, mom will have to visit baby in the nursery for feedings and interaction until baby recovers.