April 6, 2021

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


What is Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome?

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) refers to symptoms of withdrawal that babies may have if their mothers used or abused substances during pregnancy.

The Hushabye Story

Listen to our story from Hushabye Nursery’s Founder, Tara Sundem, and President, Brandon Clark.

Why Does Terminology Matter?

Accurate use of terminology is an often overlooked aspect of the treatment and awareness surrounding Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome.