Sunday, May 25, 2008

Warning Against Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream

Sometimes, it's hard to find out about potentially vital information unless you're reading blogs. It would be so easy to miss a little blurb here or there.

I nursed my son, and early on, it was painful. One source of relief was using a 100% lanolin nipple cream that was provided to me by the hospital. Per CNN (via Baby Toolkit), the FDA has warned women against using a similar product, Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream.
"The cream, promoted to nursing mothers to help soothe dry or cracked nipples, contains ingredients that may cause respiratory distress, vomiting and diarrhea in infants, the agency said."
I'm assuming the product hasn't been recalled because it's not medical, hence not under FDA's jurisdiction, much like all other herbal remedies. However, the company has stopped selling the cream. Anyone who feels their child has suffered adverse effects should contact FDA's MedWatch at 800-332-1088.