➡ From Child Welfare Information Gateway NJ:
US: Why America’s Babies Are Suffering Opioid Addictions, Placing More Babies In Foster Care
Huffington Post – April 20, 2017
The newborn baby was going through withdrawal from drugs – drugs transmitted by her mother during pregnancy. Known as neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, these withdrawal symptoms can take the form of seizures, elevated heart and respiratory rate, difficulty in sleeping and eating, and extreme bouts of irritability, and even problems in growth development.