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14Hooked On Something

Do you remember the beautiful song “Hooked on a Feeling” from “Reservoir Dogs”? We all are dependent on certain feelings, and sometimes one of these feelings is getting high.

It’s not about the occasional glass of wine, beer or cigarette. The truth is

that many pregnant women are addicted to illicit substances or prescribed drugs. Note that often methadone is used as a substitution therapy for opioid addictions.

It’s not a secret that many drugs can pass into our breast milk. Sadly enough, figures reveal some scary facts: in 2013, more than 27,000 babies in the U.S. were born dependent on drugs. That can lead to low weight, birth defects, and abstinence in newborns.

To prevent any risks for the newborn, such as seizures, diarrhea, and troubles sleeping, moms that take drugs should stay away not only from their drug of choice but from breastfeeding.

In the end, formula is not addictive or life-threatening. Maybe only constipating.

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