Mom’s Marijuana Winds Up in Breast Milk

Breast-feeding has known benefits for both baby and mom, but if a new mom also smokes marijuana, does the drug turn up in her breast milk? Yes, says new research. But the exact consequences of the small amount of marijuana that makes it to a baby aren't yet clear. "ThisRead more

N.J warns pregnant substance abusers to get help

Across the country, states are grappling with rising numbers of newborns suffering from their mothers’ use of drugs or alcohol. New Jersey is no exception. Since 2008, the number of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome has doubled. In 2016, 685 babies were affected in the Garden State. When babiesRead more

Parent and Social Worker Yolanda Shares Her Story

Parent and Social Worker Yolanda Shares Her Story
This story is part of our national organization NOFAS’ Social Work Stories campaign. This NOFAS campaign is in partnership with the National Association of Social Workers (NASW). Yolanda Ross, LMSW, LCDC is a licensed social worker and the mother of a child living with FASD. She writes, “Social workers play an importantRead more