Doses for Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Meds Will Be Increased, Then Reduced
Babies born to opioid-dependent moms often require treatment for neonatal abstinence syndrome.
Opioids cross the placenta...so when mom takes a dose, baby gets a dose too. But after birth, the baby goes "cold turkey"...leading to opioid withdrawal.
Supportive measures, such as swaddling and frequent feeding, can reduce withdrawal symptoms. But meds may also be needed.