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Tuesday, May 27, 2008

News of Interest for Late-in-Life Moms May 27, 2008

News to know for moms:

Nigerian woman gives birth to 2 sets of twins
A Nigerian woman, 40, gave birth to an unusual set of quadruplets last Friday: identical twin girls and fraternal twin boys. The babies were delivered by Caesarian section. The girls weighed slightly more than two pounds, and the boys weighed slightly more than three pounds, according to officials at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore.

FDA warns mothers about nipple cream
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warned women not to use or purchase Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, marketed by MOM Enterprises Inc. of San Rafael, Calif. The cream is sold to nursing mothers to help soothe dry or cracked nipples.
The cream contains two potentially harmful ingredients, chlorphenesin and phenoxyethanol, that may cause respiratory distress, vomiting and diarrhea in infants, the FDA said.

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2 Comments:

At 10:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is there a cream you do recommend? Any other products like stretch mark cream or lotions you think work well?

 
At 12:20 AM, Blogger Beth K. Vogt said...

I checked with my husband, who is a family phyisican. He said a non-medicated lanolin based cream is best. The American College of Obestetricians and Gynecologists recommended a lotion of 100% lanolin. Link: http://www.acog.org/publications/patient_education/bp029.cfm

Just to give you another view, some other Web sites recommended "natural" products not containing lanolin. Link:
http://www.earthmamaangelbaby.com/organic_nipple_butter.html
(This is one I found when I googled "nipple cream.")

A final note: If you have continued soreness, you should see your medical provider because you may have an infection that requires medical treatment.

 

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