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Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream

Mommy Alert! Mommy's Bliss Pulled From Shelves

Nipple creams often help a new mother endure the pains of nursing and aid in salvaging cracked, sore nipples. When I began breastfeeding, I didn't pay much attention to the ingredients in mine, as I was in agony and willing to try anything to keep the process going.

But recently, the Food and Drug Administration found that Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream can be detrimental to nursing infants.

To see why the cream is being pulled from the shelves,


The FDA warned consumers:

Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream contains potentially harmful ingredients that may cause respiratory distress or vomiting and diarrhea in infants. The product is promoted to nursing mothers to help soothe and heal dry or cracked nipples. Product labeling specifically states that there is no need for mothers to remove the cream prior to nursing. However, the ingredients contained in the product may be harmful to nursing infants.

Potentially harmful ingredients in Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream are chlorphenesin and phenoxyethanol. Chlorphenesin relaxes skeletal muscle and can depress the central nervous system and cause respiratory depression (slow or shallow breathing) in infants.

So before buying your next jar of nipple cream, check the ingredients.

Join The Conversation
chicagojlo chicagojlo 9 years
This is why more people need to learn to understand what descriptions such as 'all natural' mean. These ingredients probably are natural, that doesn't make them safe.
barbara-24 barbara-24 9 years
This just pisses me off. Who is making this stuff!!!??? Don't they know what they are putting in their product? I always go to Skin Deep (, which is a safety guide to many beauty products. Because the FDA doesn't regulate any beauty/cosmetics products (so there are many unsafe products out there), this group does run their own tests and lets you know on a scale of 1 to 10 how safe a product is.
Greggie Greggie 9 years
I've always even been scared to leave Lansinoh on. I agree with anniekim, the best is letting breastmilk dry. Olive oil also works well, and supposedly can be left on but I always wiped that down too.
kikidawn kikidawn 9 years
Wow that's horrible!
MotoLinz MotoLinz 9 years
Wow - I saw this stuff at EarthFare yesterday, which is a crunchy granola, "everything here is organic and all-natural and good for you" grocery store.
anniekim anniekim 9 years
How awful--lansinoh is the only balm I ever used. Truly, expressing a little breast milk and letting it air dry on the nipple is the best cure for cracked or sore nipples. So much more effective than any cream or lotion.
HipMom HipMom 9 years
"natural" means nothing in the US. Reading labels is always a must. Still, shame on them. I hope this heavily impacts their sales of any other products as well.
roxtarchic roxtarchic 9 years
and it's labeled "all natural".... these kind of things are what makes parents today just plain CRAZY (ok maybe some of us are crazy to start with).... makes me angry that companies can make products such as these w/out extensive testing....
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