Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) refers to symptoms of withdrawal that babies may have if their mothers used or abused substances during pregnancy. Signs of withdrawal most commonly are a result of opiate exposure such as Heroin, Codeine, Oxycodone (Oxycontin), Methadone or Buprenorphine. Symptoms of withdrawal may present as early as 24-48 hours after birth, or as late as 10 days of age.Learn More
Providing comfort measures is always the first treatment for NAS.
Comfort measures include:
• Hold your baby skin to skin
• Swaddle in a blanket - hands to face and knees to chest
• Breastfeeding • Small frequent feedings
• Warming feedings • Sucking on a pacifier
• Low light, low noise • Slow vertical rocking
• Shushing sound- mimics mother’s heartbeat
• Deep breathe- helps calm baby and caregiver
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