There's no option for nursery in the hospitals where I live. (none I've heard of) I had my kids years back but they roomed with me. (and everyone I know who has had kids has also had their babies in the room with them as well) I didn't know some places did that for babies other than those who needed special care.
EDIT I had no issue nursing. A cousin had trouble nursing but not due to sleeping arrangements.
I sent LO to the nursery the second night so I could sleep. It didn't really matter, the hospital was very supportive of BFing and brought her to me when she was making feeding cues.
I don't think sleeping arrangements have anything to do with breastfeeding success. I gave birth at a very breastfeeding friendly hospital. They had a nursery but they strongly recommended that babies room in with you. When we went for the hospital tour, someone asked to see the nursery and the head nurse said, "Well, I can show you the nursery but there aren't any babies in there." DD didn't leave my room for anything. They did her hearing test, heel prick, weight checks, etc. in my room. The hospital also didn't do any bottles or pacifiers. They had me do skin to skin. The second DD was born, they placed her on me and she did not leave my chest for 2 hours so we could start breastfeeding. They had LC consultants come to see you. There really was a lot of support for breastfeeding.
I feel like I did everything right and DD is 2 months old and we have been struggling since day one with breastfeeding. We've had latch issues, weight gain issues, low supply issues, etc. I really think some women are just lucky and breastfeeding just works out for them. There are some things with breastfeeding that are just out of your control.
I usually just lurk on this board, but thought I would jump in on this one. I answered nursery at night and easy time breastfeeding, based on my second child, now almost six months old. However, my first son also went to the nursery at night and had terrible latch issues. Both boys were born at the same hospital. I agree with the previous posters that it didn't seem to matter where the baby slept. They would bring the baby to me when it was time to feed if he was not already in my room.
Katy&KT:Our hospital was very supportive of breastfeeding, but they still recommended sending the baby to the nursery so mom can rest. They brought my son to my every 3 hours (for the start of the last feeding-so more like every two hours) and we had no latch issues.
This.. My hospital highly recommended sending the baby to the nursery. I don't think where the baby sleeps has anything to do with latching issues. They brought her in every 4 hours to eat