Being a first time mom is pressure enough, but when child protective services are called to your home, well um, that is pressure on a whole ‘nother level! Well, that’s what happen to Mariah Carey and husband, Nick Cannon
Apparently, someone in the maternity unit reported Mariah to child protective services. The allegations was that she was guzzling alcohol, Guinness Stout Beer to be exact, while giving birth to her twins, Moroccan and Monroe.
“Child protective services were called with allegations that there was some drinking and drugs going on while in the hospital,” Nick Cannon, 30, revealed on Piers Morgan Tonight.
“It all started when a nurse suggested to my wife that if you drink a small amount of Guinness the yeast improves breastfeeding. I don’t know if someone overheard that, but then they were saying my wife was drinking beer. People would do anything to conjure up a story.”
So, for all you naysayers, I was a breastfeeding mom and it too was suggested to me, even by my Lactation Consultant (a healthcare provider recognized as an expert in the fields of human lactation and breastfeeding). I never did take up on that offer, since pumping and dumping was not a fun consequence (that’s for another post).
The couple soon smoothed things out with child services — thank goodness! That’s the last thing Mariah needs while she’s nursing newborns!