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Mariah Carey Twins Probe -- Case Closed

5/26/2011 4:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services has just wrapped up its interview with Mariah Carey and has concluded there is no merit to the investigation -- sources connected with DCFS tell TMZ.

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We're told DCFS social workers interviewed Mariah and spent time with the twins -- and concluded the children were in a healthy and safe environment.

The investigation was triggered by an anonymous phone call to DCFS complaining that Mariah drank a Guinness beer while she was breast feeding.

As we reported, Mariah was informed by a hospital staffer that drinking a dark beer would assist her in lactating.  We're told Mariah informed social workers she simply followed the hospital staffer's advice and drank the Guinness, never hiding the fact that she consumed the drink.

We're told Mariah's lawyer, Laura Wasser, was present during the DCFS interview today.

Our DCFS sources say officials have concluded there is no merit to the complaint.


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76.

jj    

Any lactation consultant can tell you this is okay...but there are guidelines. You can't drink it if it's under two hours till next feed. Our baby sleeps through the night. After her 8:30pm feed, she doesn't eat again until 7am. That's when it's okay to have a beer. And, yes, it's an old wives tale, but my wife has done this every time her supply seemed to be low and voila--next day huge amounts--back in business.

1213 days ago
77.

Sticks    

They need to track down the person who called it in and they need to be in trouble. Those are serious allegations against someone

1213 days ago
78.

Cujeaux    

I'm so sick of this b*tch's diva behavior. She's been drunk in public on several occasions and has no business spawning kids she's not equipped to parent.

When someone files a complaint the social worker is obliged to follow up on it, no matter how trivial it might seem. I'm sure her past behavior was included in that complaint. For her to shift the blame to the nurse sickens me. She makes sure her demands are met and knows full well she shouldn't be touching alcohol. The blame is fully on her shoulders as the parent.

I feel sorry for Nick Cannon. He's been a good husband to her and has had to cover for her ass from day one. He deserves better.

1213 days ago
79.

jwoolman    

Why in the world would they even start investigation of such a charge? It's not illegal for an adult to drink a beer when they are breastfeeding. Medical recommendations for nursing mothers keep shifting all the time anyway. Even if they determined she did drink a beer, they couldn't take the kids away or do anything to her for that. It seems like such a non-issue and rather pointless. I could understand if the tipster said that she threw the babies against the wall...

1213 days ago
80.

Melissa    

I was just in the maternity ward the other night because my sister was having her baby, there was a news board on the wall and it had fact and myth concerning breast feeding, and one of the myths is that you cannot have any alcohol beverages while breast feeding. So my question is who the hell was there while she drank this and decided to snitch? I am thinking someone who is jealous of her and wants to see her attacked by the press.

1213 days ago
81.

eeoj    

Beer is regularly ordered for nursing mothers in Canada- we use to have it on our med carts. A beer a day is not going to hurt the kids.

1212 days ago
82.

joy    

when my daughter was born in 1981, back in da days, i was instructed by the La Leche League to drink beer or wine to help the milk flow down (sorry, just what it is). i chose beer bcuz had allergic reactions to sulfites that they put in wine and food and other things like salad bars, etc. i got the lil cute bottle of grolsch beer (never had drank beer much b4) that had the ceramic cap! yes, it worked, so la leche league stand up for mariah, if ya haven't already, capicche!!!

1212 days ago
83.

alex    

@ Tiffany - You're incorrect... the liver filters out basically all of the alcohol and it has no effects on the unborn baby. Do you really think doctors and nurses don't know what they're talking about? Looks like you're the one who needs to do a lil more research.

1212 days ago
84.

SF    

In Ireland they would give mothers a pint of Guinness after giving birth. What a waste of tax payers money

1212 days ago
85.

Kym Sandusky    

This is total bullshirt. The fact that this in any way incurred an investigation is scary. I fear for our rights and this is from a democrat.

1212 days ago
86.

dan    

what trash...you cant buy class folks...

1212 days ago
87.

SPECIAL K...    

OH MY GOD... THE PERSON WHO MADE THE PHONE CALL TO DCFS SHOULD CLEARY BE BEAT DOWN.. FOR MAKING THESE POOR NEW PARENTS GO THROUGH SUCH A HEART BREAKING EXPERENCE... THIS WILL ALWAYS BE ONE MORE THING MARIAH HAS TO DEAL WITH BECAUSE SHE IS WHO SHE IS.. MY HEART GOES OUT TO HER AND NICK.. MAY U AND NICK HAVE A LIFE OF HAPPINESS WITH THOSE BEAUTIFUL BABY'S..

1212 days ago
88.

Jen0202    

This is freaking ridiculous. Not a fan of Mariah BUT this story is beyond stupid. Drinking 1 beer or 1 glass of wine while breastfeeding is not the end of the world much less child abuse. It most certainly doesn't need a case number and an investigation by DCS. She is breastfeeding twins. She is pumping out milk like crazy!! 1 beer is not going to invade her milk supply, it probably wouldn't even be detected. Somebody should investigate DCS for investigating this case. What a bunch of complete nonsense. At some point somebody has to say, this is bogus and move on. It just doesn't make sense that the children who REALLY do need help are left in terrible situations, sometimes never being investigated yet time after time bogus and ridiculous claims are followed through. Anyone can call up and make a claim of abuse against somebody, often doing it for revenge or to be spiteful. There should be some sort of abuse or guidelines to follow before opening a case. Drinking a beer while breastfeeding just doesn't seem like a case of child abuse....IDIOTS!

1212 days ago
89.

J    

What? Cuz she's Mariah Carey, we judge her? But if your sister or mother did it...it's fine??? GET A LIFE!!! Tabloids are hideous, AS ARE the fools who "reported" her. Get a life people and learn to LIVE a little....stuffy creeps!!

1212 days ago
90.

Hotflmom     

This women has a serious drinking problem. It will bubble up again ( excuse the champagne reference, which is one of her favs) . Her publicist was extremely successful to make this seem utterly ridiculous. He was able to squlech CPS and case closed. Her alcholism will roar it's ugly head again, because she has not addressed her demons. Everyone close to Mariah knows her secret. Let's hope she gets some help for her childrens sake.

1212 days ago
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