Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome, addiction
50,000 infants born in the U.S yearly receive medical treatment for maternal drug use while pregnant. Breastfeeding is associated with decreased maternal use of drugs or alcohol. Breast milk lessens side effects of drug withdrawal for infant. Breastfeeding is associated with decreased cases of necrotizing enter colitis and a significant decrease in hospitalization time. Drug dependent mothers have very low rate of breastfeeding. The purpose of this study is to determine if mothers who are using opioids or methadone should be encouraged to breastfeed.
Bundenthal, Landon, "Breastfeeding Among Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome and Mothers Addicted to Narcotics" (2012). Pharmacy and Nursing Student Research and Evidence-Based Medicine Poster Session. 38.
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