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Joint accommodation

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The baby shall be soon placed at the breast to suck, soon after the child is born. Thus the child receives the colostrums and will smell, feel the heat and the voice of the mother. When doing so the baby begins to get used, in a milder way, to the life out of the mother’s womb.

If the mother and the baby are well they may be accommodated in a joint room, that is, the baby should be put very close to the mother in the same room. This is a right ensured by the Children and Adolescents Statute.

In the joint room, the baby may be fed whenever he/she needs and will be cuddled by the parents. When the baby is close to the mother she can always watch whether there is something wrong with the child.

“A woman in childbirth suffers, because her time has come; but when she has given birth to the child she forgets the suffering in her joy that a human being has been born into the world.” Joh 16:21