Maternal use of oxycodone resulting in opioid intoxication in her breastfed neonate

J Pediatr. 2013 Feb;162(2):421-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.08.047. Epub 2012 Oct 10.


A 4-day-old breastfed infant presented with opioid intoxication resulting from the maternal use of oxycodone after cesarean delivery. The infant was hypothermic, lethargic, and had pinpoint pupils. A dose of naloxone reversed the symptoms. This report highlights the importance of recognizing the potential effects of maternal oxycodone on the breastfed neonate in the emergency department setting.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Analgesics, Opioid / poisoning*
  • Breast Feeding*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Male
  • Mothers
  • Oxycodone / poisoning*


  • Analgesics, Opioid
  • Oxycodone