Not sure if this is the right place to put this thread. Moderators please move it if not...I work in a tiny hospital and we deliver less than 50 babies per year. So as nurses we have basic skills for babies but we don't do high risk (at least not on purpose). I just did an NST on a mom that is about 36 weeks and will be delivering with us. She drank 1/5 of vodka daily for the first 5 months, went into detox for treatment and since that time has drank lesser amount but almost daily.My questions are about how we as nurses can best care for this little one. What can we expect, as far as needs. I have gotten some ideas fro another online nursing community like they often need to suck a lot to console themselves and that they get diarrhea and sore bottoms quickly. My questions are in the order of should we keep stimulus to a minimum, do they have probs with temp instability, jaundice, reflux, etc. I have no idea if this mom will breastfeed or bottle feed. I have found lots of info on preventing FAS and what happens neurologically, facial deformities, and about care of the older child with FAS but not what I am looking for. I know the babe may go through withdrawal (we have no idea how much/often this mom really is consuming alcohol) and so what should we look for? Is it the same as adults? If the babe begins going through withdrawal we may ship to a larger hospital with a NICU. Thanks for any help.