FDA Warns Against Using Nipple Cream

The FDA has issued a warning against Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream on Friday, May 23. The FDA discourages mothers from using the cream saying that two ingredients within the cream could cause diarrhea, respiratory problems and vomiting in infants. The FDA Warning The ingredients named as problematic in the cream are chlorphenesin, phenoxyethanol. According to the FDA, the interaction between these ingredients is also troublesome and can exacerbate symptoms. The FDA is saying that moms should stop using this cream and consult a doctor immediately if your infant shows any symptoms. Baby’s Bliss Upon receiving the FDA results, Baby’s Bliss … Continue reading

Ask a Baby Blogger: Breastfeeding After a Biopsy

Question: I have a suspicious looking mole on my left areola that I have to have removed May 8th. Breastfeeding has been going very well and I wonder if I will be able to continue to bf. Is it possible to feed on just the right until the left heals? I’m not sure how long it will take to heal or how sore it will be. If I am unable to continue what is the best way to wean her? I have about 8, 5oz bottles of frozen breast milk. I was thinking if I have to switch to formula … Continue reading

The Best of the 2007 Baby Blog

It has been an exciting year in the baby blog with a few changes in bloggers, several news stories, a few series started, and of course lots of information and reflection. This is a list of the best of the best. . .the best news, the best advice and the best of my personal favorites. With that I wish you all a Happy New Year, and look forward to an exciting year in 2008! Ask a Baby Blogger Series–This, in my opinion is one of the best things the baby blog has to offer. Granted, it’s my advice which I … Continue reading

Valorie’s Breastfeeding Index

Later today I will post a review of the baby blog of 2007 so why does breastfeeding get its own category? Well, in part as an answer to readers who want to read what I’ve written on breastfeeding. I’ve written so much on breastfeeding at this point that you all have asked for an index of sorts so it’s easier to find what you’re looking for. It’s also in part because I’ve become known as the breastfeeding lady. . .guru. . .whatever you want to call it. I’ve been at this breastfeeding business for a long time and many of … Continue reading

Baby Blog Week in Review for Jan 13-19

From breast feeding to formula warning labels to baby massage and acid reflux, this week has been packed with great information and much, more. Let’s take a look at our week in review: Let’s Be Honest About Formula vs. Breast Milk continues a frank and open discussion about the benefits of breast milk and the concerns of mothers every where doing the best for their babies is concerned. The discussion continues in Should Formula Cans Contain Warning Labels? advising mothers that breast milk is better for their babies? The Cost of Breastfeeding Intervention vs. Formula Feeding discusses the issues that … Continue reading

Ask a Baby Blogger: Should I Use a Nipple Shield?

Question: My nipples are sore and cracked. If I use a nipple shield, will it help them heal faster? Also, how do I use a nipple shield. Generally speaking, the answer is a resounding NO! You should never use a nipple shield outside of the care of a qualified IBCLC (lactation consultant). Most lactation consultants will not encourage you to use a nipple shield either but rather will work with you to fix the latch (which is the problem if your nipples are cracked and bleeding). Nipple shields are useful in a few instances but we’ll get to that in … Continue reading