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Fostering a baby, mother on methadone program who smokes occasionally. What can I expect at birth?

Hi I am going to foster a baby who s mother is on the methadone program and also smokes the occasional joint , just wondering what to expect at the birth and first few weeks. I have the baby boys sister in my care now and she is 2 and a half a little language delayed but doing well. She was a heroine baby and spent 12 weeks after birth coming down. She has been in our care 18 months.
Asked On : Mon, 28 Jan 2013
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The baby born from a mother on methadone program may show a withdrawal symptoms for the first few days characterized by excessive crying and restlessness. But these can be taken care of by his pediatrician with timely medications.
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