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Treatment of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome with Breast Milk Containing Methadone

Ballard, Jeanne L. MD, FAAP

The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: March 2002 - Volume 15 - Issue 4 - p 76–85
Original Article

This article addresses the management of pregnant women participating in a methadone maintenance program. An approach to management of the labor of a woman on a methadone maintenance program is described along with a summary of what to anticipate at delivery and postpartum, and options for management of the infant who manifests symptoms of the neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics and OB-GYN, Attending Neonatologist, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital Medical Center, The University Hospital, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio

Submitted for publication: November 3, 2000

Accepted for publication: February 1, 2001

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