Newborns born dependent on opioids, suffering from neonatal abstinence syndrome, get better with a program that puts an emphasis on non-pharmacologic care. Starting with skin-to-skin contact.
“They’re calmed by the fact that someone is holding them,” said pediatrician Dr. Elisha Wachman, who runs the CALM program and has studied NAS at Boston University.
CALM stands for Cuddling Assists in Lowering Maternal and infant stress.
Call in the cuddlers: Volunteers step up to soothe babies born dependent on opioids
By Megan Thielking, January 6, 2017, STATNEWS:
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