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Nutramigen is a solid breast milk alternative in NAS

Key clinical point: When breast milk isn’t an option, Nutramigen formula might be the next best bet for infants with neonatal abstinence syndrome.

Major finding: There were no differences in NICU admissions, morphine use, or hospital lengths of stay in a review of 92 infants who were fed Nutramigen, versus 99 fed breast milk.

Study details: Review of outcomes in 191 infants.

Disclosures: Mead Johnson, the maker of Nutramigen, funded the work. The lead investigator is a speaker for the company.