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Nipple cream? Better go natural

CNN reports today that makers of Mommy's Bliss Nipple Cream may be exposing infants to toxins that could lead to respiratory and gastrointestinal problems.

For natural treatment of cracked, irritated nipples I used pure shea butter, Lansinoh purified lanolin, and Soothies Gel Pads with both of my kids. Once you're through the early months (or "nipple boot camp" as one girl-friend called it) sore nipples should be only an occasional annoyance. If nipple pain persists, see a lactation consultant: Your babe might have an ineffective latch-on, which can really rub you the wrong way.

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