mommysbliss-nipplecream.jpg Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream, marketed by MOM Enterprises, Inc., has recently come under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's scanner. Meant for nursing mothers, this product is popular as it soothes and heals dry or cracked nipples. However, though the FDA has not yet received any reports of injury to infants, it is still alerting the public because of the risk it poses to children.

Highlights of the FDA warning
a. The FDA says that the ingredients, chlorphenesin and phenoxyethanol, contained in this product are potentially harmful.
b. The label of the product states that mothers need not remove the cream before nursing.
c. Use of this product may cause respiratory distress, vomiting and diarrhea in infants.
d. It may cause serious dehydration in infants.
e. Use of this product may lead to decreased appetite, difficulty in awakening, limpness of extremities, a decrease in an infant's strength of grip and a change in skin color.
f. Parents are advised to seek immediate medical attention if their child exhibits any of these symptoms.