They Put WHAT In That Stuff? More bad ingredients for breast feeding babies.

Dr Michele Brown OB/ GYN reports on some misleading ingredients which should be avoided by breast feeding mothers.
Feb. 10, 2010 - PRLog -- 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.

If the nipple product contains lanolin, do not use. 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 Beauté de Maman did a trial of products containing olive oil prior to being released onto the market and found that the product crystallized and became rancid after 3 months, similar to olive oil that is used for cooking. We therefore opted to use a different omega 3 fatty acid — one that is healthy for newborns and maintains shelf-life for a much longer period of time.

Marshmallow Root
There is no data on the safety of marshmallow root and therefore this ingredient should not be used for infant ingestion until clear safety data is available.

There is also no data on the safety of beeswax and therefore this ingredient should not be used for infant ingestion until clear safety data is available. Beeswax comes from honeycombs which is found in candles. Furthermore, honeycombs are where bees produce and store their honey. Honey may contain spores that contain botulism. Pediatricians warn new parents to never give honey to an infant under one year of age. Beeswax may still contain honey particles and therefore I would not recommend using a nipple gel product containing beeswax.

Shea Butter
Shea butter is a cholesterol compound similar to cocoa butter. It is considered a saturated fatty acid which most individuals are trying hard to eliminate in their diets as recommended by the National Institute of Health. Beauté de Maman uses a monounsaturated fatty acid base, which is a much healthier alternative for the newborn infant.

Read more about pesticides in lanolin-based products

Consumers be wary: Watch for companies that make blanket statements regarding ingredients that are not factually based. Many of the sources used by these companies are from cosmetic databases derived from online retailers solely written to lure consumers. Only use products researched on databases that pull safety data from evidence based medical research studies.

Beauté de Maman Nipple Gel contains only safe ingredients that have been researched by a board certified obstetrician from unbiased scientific literature from the Reproduction Toxicity

This is an information system that lists environmental hazards to human reproduction and development. It also contains summaries regarding the specific effects of medications, chemicals, infections, and physical agents on pregnancy. It is used by clinicians, scientists, and government agencies to make decisions regarding the safety of products in the US. We are proud of our record regarding infant safety.

The reproduction toxicity database provides information that we, at the Beauté de Maman laboratories, rely upon for safety standards.

About the Vitamin E in Beauté de Maman Nipple Gel

Toxicity has a great deal to do with purity and dosages.

All Beauté de Maman ingredients are pure and well within the acceptable dosages for pregnant and lactating women.

The recommended daily allowance (RDA) for vitamin E is 15 mg/d during pregnancy and 19 mg/d during lactation. The recommended upper limit is 800 mg/d for pregnant and lactating women under 18 years old. The recommended upper limit is 1000 mg/d for pregnant and lactating older women. Beauté de Maman Nipple Gel contains 1% of purified vitamin E. The most a baby ingests from our product line is 1 gram of nipple gel a day, or about 10 mg/d of Vitamin E per day—well within the normal range. Therefore, the amount and purity of Vitamin E in Beauté de Maman is safe in pregnancy.

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Beauté de Maman is an all natural and herbal skin care line developed by an obstetrician for her pregnant patients. Beauté de Maman is now sold around the world including China and the Middle East. The product line includes a stretch mark prevention cream, a pregnancy acne remedy, a facial scrub, a morning sickness supplement and a nipple gel to relieve sore and cracked nipples during breast feeding. Dr. Michele Brown is a board certified obstetrician with a thriving practice in Stamford CT.

Dr. Brown's Pregnancy Articles and more information can be found at

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