Health Canada Advises Not To Use Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream
Health Canada is advising consumers not to use Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream due to concerns about possible side-effects.
Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream is promoted as an all-natural product to help soothe and heal dry or cracked nipples.
The FDA warned consumers not to use the product because it contains the preservatives chlorphenesin and phenoxyethanol. In Canada, these two substances are not considered to be naturally occurring and would not be permitted in a natural health product.
Nursing infants could potentially experience serious side-effects, including difficulty breathing and dehydration, if they ingest this product.
Chlorphenesin relaxes skeletal muscle. It can slow down the brain function and cause slow or shallow breathing in infants. Phenoxyethanol can also slow down the brain function. It may cause vomiting and diarrhea, which can lead to dehydration in infants.
Chlorphenesin can also harm the mother by causing irritation of the nipple and surrounding skin.