Posted Dec 08, 2006.
Flowers are always nice, but perhaps the best gift you can give a brand-new mom is some quiet time alone with her baby. Now that hospital visiting hours — not to mention staffing — are 24/7, maternity units are taking steps to minimize interruptions and lower the volume. They recognize that lack of privacy can get breast-feeding off to a rocky start, while lack of sleep might play a role in postpartum depression.
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