Just days after Mariah Carey gave birth to her twin babies, daughter Monroe and son Moroccan, Child Protective Services were ushered to the hospital to investigate false claims due to a frivolous conversation in the hospital, says husband Nick Cannon. The alleged conversation that caused the uproar was simple advice from a nurse to a new mom: that yeast will help in milk production so Mariah should try having a beer.
It’s a common belief that a polysaccharide in barley that is used to make beer stimulates prolactin, which helps moms make more milk. A nonalcoholic beer has the same effect. Some say the alcohol actually inhibits milk production. In any case, discussing this breastfeeding tactic is certainly no cause for alarm.
Cannon said last night on pre-taped appearance on Thursday’s “Piers Morgan Tonight” that “Child Protective Services were called with allegations that there was some drinking and drugs and all that going on while in the hospital.”
According to Cannon, an innocent comment was misconstrued when “a nurse suggested to my wife that if you drink Guinness … the yeast improves breast-feeding. I don’t know if someone overheard that but then they were saying that my wife was drinking beer and all this stuff.”
The NY Daily News reports that Cannon went on to say that it sad how people will go to any lengths to conjure up stories and I agree that it’s a sick state we’re in when people will invent claims against new parents and babies to make money.
It’s unfortunate that Mariah cannot just simply enjoy the first days of parenthood without public scrutiny. Everyone, famous or not deserves to enjoy motherhood without being harassed.
But what’s even more disturbing is the fact that CPS will rush almost immediately to investigate abuse charges when the parents involved are famous, yet it can take days, weeks, or even months to investigate real abuse cases. How many times have children been neglected and/or horrendously abused for great lengths of time after authorities failed to visit the home?
It’s infuriating on many levels. Let’s hope that the hospital officials who called authorities have learned their lesson and will have more common sense and discretion in the future with new moms.