I was wondering what everyone's experience has been taking care of babies exposed to subutex during pregnancy. We have mothers tell us that they were told by their Dr. that Subutex does not cause withdraw in infants. From what I have read, that is not true. In my experience it most certiantly does cause withdraw. These kids are miserable and stay in NICU for 2-3 weeks. The mothers just can't understand why their baby isn't doing well. Also, how does your unit treat withdraw symptoms. Do your docs give meds? We give the baby a neonatal abstinance score every 4 hours and sometimes medicate with morphine but our Drs. would rather not. It's terrible to watch them scream and not be able to eat. I hate to think that we are not doing everything we can to help them recover as fast as possible. Also, do you ever send these kids home with narcs when the mother obviously has an addiction. Thank you for your imput.