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What is the impact of maternal cocaine addiction on baby's motor development?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Not good
Maternal Cocaine addiction can lead to microcephaly (small head) and growth retardation in infants.
Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at 2 years of age, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development.

In brief: Not good
Maternal Cocaine addiction can lead to microcephaly (small head) and growth retardation in infants.
Cocaine may also interfere with maternal-infant bonding, as some research shows the mothers are less flexible, less engaged, and have shorter feeding sessions than other mothers with newborns. Even at 2 years of age, the infants show deficiencies in both fine and gross motor development.
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