heroin babies

heroin babies

Babies who have received a regular morphine dosage via the placenta before birth and who show withdrawal signs after birth. These include diarrhoea, vomiting, sweating, sneezing, shakiness, hyperactivity, breathing difficulties and convulsions and persist for 1–3 weeks.
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Heroin babies have to be weaned off the drug they have nurtured on.
It also says a major support programme for tragic heroin babies is needed straight away.
Heroin babies born to addicts have to be weaned off the drug they have been fed on in their junkie mum's body.