Another View: Healthy Moms on Methadone Can Safely Breast-Feed By John McCarthy

“I am responding to The Sacramento Bee’s article on how Sacramento Child Protective Services handled the case of a baby who died of a drug overdose (“CPS lapse cited in death,” The Public Eye, Sept. 1). This report seems to imply that routine breastfeeding by mothers on steady and controlled doses of methadone might expose their babies to the possibility of an overdose. It is physiologically impossible for a baby nursed from birth by a mother on stable daily doses of methadone to overdose.”

Source: The Sacramento Bee – September 14, 2013

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