Thankfully I have bypassed the phase of new motherhood where all I can think about are my nipples. I mean, seriously people, what’s up with the “it doesn’t hurt if you are doing it right” myth about nursing?! It’s crap. It hurts. It does! For my first kid, it was excruciating for about 5 weeks. I know that was on the extreme side, but I had a really bad time with it. Like a trooper, or perhaps a fearful Berkeley mother who didn’t believe that bottle feeding was an option, I marched onward and breastfed my son for 15 months. With Baby Sis, I was prepared for the pain. It lasted a few days and it did not crush my spirit, for I knew there was a light at the end of the tunnel. A light whereby my baby’s food supply is always ready, heated, and sanitary. And I like that. So onward I went and have logged almost 11 months of using my nipples as milk dispensers. If you told me about this 10 years ago, I would not have believed any of it, by the way.
So before #2 arrived, I bought myself every cream and soothing device available to (wo)man so that I would be prepared for the painful break-in period. Including Mommy’s Bliss Nipple Cream, which today, I am told by Amazon.com, has been recalled. “The product contains potentially harmful ingredients that may cause respiratory distress or vomiting and diarrhea in infants.” You must be kidding.
Anyone else wanting their money back??
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