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Children's Services Visits Mariah Carey

5/26/2011 2:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Social workers from the LA County Department of Children and Family Services will arrive at Mariah Carey's house any moment to conduct a formal interview with the singer -- after receiving an anonymous complaint that she drank a beer while breast feeding ... TMZ has learned.

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DCFS launched the investigation after someone complained Mariah drank a Guinness in the hospital after giving birth to her twins about a month ago. We're told DCFS social workers will ask Mariah about the widely reported incident and interview others in the house as well.

The investigation is curious because hospital workers were closely monitoring Mariah and fully saw what was going on in her room. Sources tell us someone from the hospital told Mariah it would be beneficial to drink a dark beer -- like a Guinness -- to assist her in lactating.

We're told Mariah took the advice and drank a Guinness and in no way hid what she was doing from hospital staff -- assuming it was fine to do.

Several people connected with DCFS are privately critical of the agency for honing in on anonymous tips against celebrities ... and devoting "extensive resources" when the agency should be looking at serious cases of abuse.



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31.

Puckett    

You've got to be kidding me? I mean really!? No? Really? WTF...

1253 days ago
32.

Yuri    

Bwahaha how many kids do YOU have? Got the same advice from my kids pediatrician. My children are grown and healthy. There are other cases DCFS SHOULD be checking out! Not Mariah Carey's. How STUPID is it for DCFS to use VALUEABLE resources in this matter than a case of MORE importance. There are kids being sexually, mentally, and physically abuse that have not gotten attention and have gone unattended so IF YOU think this is a good reason, GO EDUCATE YOURSELF! Darn nurse should go back to school.

1253 days ago
33.

Muchadoaboutnothing    

Meanwhile back in reality world, children are being seriously abused and DCF is no where to be found then starts finger pointing/cover-ups. Leave them alone, sounds legit, let it sit and get back to work DCF.

1253 days ago
34.

giggles101    

CPS needs to worry about the kids out there that need them and not one beer!!!!!!!!

1253 days ago
35.

Mandi    

I am SO not a Mariah Carrey fan, but I think this is the biggest crock of horse manure. I'm sorry that tax money is going to fund DCS's investigation. Are you kidding me? *groan*

1253 days ago
36.

Sharon     

Does not the cps have something better to do? What about all those people who use crack or even those who drink while pregnant? Drunk is different! Lets go after criminals not moms!!!!!

1253 days ago
37.

meg    

She probably did drink the beer for said reason. It is common advice from midwives and lactation specialists that one drink of beer or wine may help with lactation.

She needed all the help she could get - after all, she had twins!

But this complaint and investigation are overkill unless she was chugging more than one beer.

1253 days ago
38.

Muchadoaboutnothing    

Two thumbs down for DCF. Don't ya'll have anything better to do than visit celebrities? Sounds legit, let it sit and get back to work because while you're wasting time there, you're ignoring real kids (in your system) that are being abused right now. GET THAT RIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1253 days ago
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Jennyy    

I am not a Mariah fan for several reasons but this investigation is B*ll S*IT. I nursed twins and was told a glass of beer or wine would help each day. Nurses know this, most nursing mothers know this and so should DCFS.

1253 days ago
40.

theTRUTH    

THIS IS OLD!!!! DCF already visited her in the hospital and Nick gave interviews saying what happened, and that nothing came of it! CHECK CNN and other sources from a few weeks ago. GIT TMZ!

1253 days ago
41.

cupcake    

This is ridiculous ! It is a well known FACT that breastfeeding mothers CAN drink alcohol. Go to any breastfeeding site (run by lacation educators!) and see for yourselves. The general rule of thumb is if you're ok to drive, you're ok to nurse. The ignorance surrounding breastfeeding in todays society is flipping inexcusable ! This is an excuse to harass someone who is famous. Social Services needs to get their priorities straight and learn more about breastfeeding (since they're gonna start harassing breastfeeding Moms). What a bunch of idiots !

1253 days ago
42.

Courtney    

this whole supposed investigation was a scam to get pictures of the twins without paying. Mariah isn't overweight by a long shot sh's muscular which weighs more than fat and CPS should but out it's the yeast and hops in beer that help with the milk production not the Alcohol. star mothers have nursed for decades some that come to mind are Joanne Woodward The Redgrave Sisters Vanessa & Lynn Patricia Neal & Amy Adams. TMZ your late the probe closed and no charges have been filed besides the twins are almost a month old now they just wanted to scare her from breastfeeding

1253 days ago
43.

Lori    

The ingredients in beer actually help with lactation. Its a known fact not bull****. One beer is fine, getting loaded another. What a waste of taxpayer money.

1253 days ago
44.

rini6    

There are children who are being beaten and mothers who are drinking daily and/or abusing drugs. Yet, we investigate Mariah Carey for one beer? Really ? Medically, the chance that one beer would harm the baby is nil.

1253 days ago
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GOLDENCHILD67    

this is bull****...whoever was the rat is just stupid...social services should go to hell....they more times then not check the bogus clims and the real ones they let go.....even if beer wasnt good for the breast after giving birth...wtf? its just a beer she earned it

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