Newborn Drug Withdrawal More Common
More babies are being born to mothers hooked on drugs.
FOX News Radio’s Chris Foster reports:
The number of newborns with signs of opiate withdrawal, tripling in the last decade. According to the first national study of the problem, published by the American Medical Association. It finds more than three in every thousand babies have withdrawal symptoms; from eating and sleeping problems, to seizures. In some cases, the mothers are still hooked on painkillers or heroin. Others have switched to prescription methadone. Pediatricians say giving the babies small, weaning doses of methadone is better than cutting them off altogether.
Chris Foster, FOX News Radio.