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.