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Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care

Newborns with opioid withdrawal do better cared for by mom, versus stay in intensive care
Health experts say babies with neonatal abstinence syndrome (not pictured) and their mothers should room together in hospital when possible, rather than the baby being sent for treatment to the neonatal intensive care unit. (Joerg Sarbach/Associated Press) With the opioid crisis leading to a rising number of babies suffering withdrawalRead more

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good

Separating newborn babies from mothers with addiction does more harm than good
Rebecca Dowds was suffering from opioid addiction when her daughter Sephira was born, but a new initiative allowed them to stay together from birth. (Submitted by Rebecca Dowds) Removing newborn babies from women who are suffering from addiction helps neither mother nor child, says a doctor at the forefront ofRead 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
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