Thousands of newborn babies are being separated from their mothers unnecessarily in NHS hospitals, a report by the health regulator says. The number of babies taken away from mothers has soared by 150 per cent in just five years, with a third removed from women in their teens. The worrying figures showed more needs to be done to prevent the cycle of failure. Donna Ockenden supports Birte Harlev-Lam’s view.
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