Inpatient Pathway for the Evaluation/Treatment of Infants with Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Environmental Measures for Treatment of Infants with NAS

Environmental Decrease Stimuli
Quiet, dark
Swaddle Avoid overheating
Holding Encourage skin to skin contact
Feeding

Feed on demand

Frequent small feeds

Consider need for higher calorie formula/fortified breast-milk to supplement increased calorie expenditure