Christi Walsh, nurse director of Sutter Medical Center's neonatal intensive care unit, says hospitals wean drug-affected babies off narcotics with medications, quiet environments and lots of cuddling. Claudia Buck/Renee Beyer cbuck@sacbee.com
Christi Walsh, nurse director of Sutter Medical Center's neonatal intensive care unit, says hospitals wean drug-affected babies off narcotics with medications, quiet environments and lots of cuddling. Claudia Buck/Renee Beyer cbuck@sacbee.com

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May 18, 2017 4:00 AM

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