NAS IS NO WAY TO START A LIFE
The mission of BeanSprout is to provide assistance for babies suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) and to work toward the prevention of NAS. NAS is a term used to describe the withdrawal ordeal experienced by a baby born with a drug dependency because of the mother’s substance abuse during pregnancy. NAS has become an epidemic in East Tennessee and BeanSprout hopes to bring awareness about this problem as we all work together to help these babies sprout and blossom into beautiful, healthy children.
Alexandra Christopoulos, Founder
Swaddling is recommended for comforting babies suffering from NAS.
Withdrawal is extremely painful and an NAS baby is hard to console.