Dr. Michele Brown OB/GYN
Certain products on the market contain ingredients that may not be safe for breast feeding babies.
If you are a breast feeding mom, please be wary of nipple gels and creams containing the following ingredients:
Lanolin: If the nipple product contains lanolin, DO NOT use. When a new mother breast feeds using lanolin-based products, her infant may be getting trace amounts of harmful chemicals. How?! Please see our article below regarding pesticides, lanolin and breast feeding babies:
Olive Oil: If the nipple product contains olive oil, we recommend you put it back on the store shelf. Why? Because a trial of products containing olive oil found that the olive oil crystallized and becomes rancid after 3 months, similar to olive oil that is used for cooking.
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