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Kamillosan Chamomile Ointment is a cream designed to soothe and help delicate skin, such as rashes or eczema. It is very effective in treatment of such ailments, and has a very pleasant smell.

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      29.03.2013 13:32
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      The best thing I have ever found for eczema or dry skin - some reservations for breastfeeding.

      My youngest occasionally has bouts with eczema. Most of the time they aren't too bad - although we did have quite a drama when a resident at a local hospital mistook it for meningitis. Thankfully when rushed to children's hospital the very experienced nurse took one look and declared that it was in fact eczema - he did also have an extreme headache which we believe was brought on by MSG.

      It's been awhile since he has had a flare up, but a couple of nights ago I was drying him after the bath and noticed two very bad patches under his arms. He said they were sore as well. I didn't have any of the E- 45 the Dr had given before - and I had binned the cortisone tube ages ago as he does always clear up with simple moisturizing creams and he hasn't had a severe case like this in years. Searching the house, I came across this. It is nearly 5 years old, I had originally bought it for breastfeeding. But with nothing else to hand and the child uncomfortable - I gave it a try. I carefully rubbed it in - and it did leave a slight oily residue that I feel could mark clothing. However my son hates clothing. I'm doing well enough to have bottoms on him in the house - he is quite unlikely to wear a top. He immediately said it felt much better.

      I went to apply more the next morning and was amazed at the result. It was almost completely clear. Even with cortisone - I've never seen it clear so quickly. He said it was not sore or itchy any more at all and I could barely see any sign of dryness. All the same I applied it one more time to be certain. By bedtime it was completely gone. I will most certainly be keeping this on hand for future use if he should have another outbreak.

      I also tried a bit on chapped hands, and found it very very good. the results are almost immediate, although, as mentioned with my son, this does not sink in completely, there is a slight bit of oil left. I find the smell absolutely lovely - it really does smell of chamomile. A little goes a very long way as well. A tube will last for years, but that brings me to my one major problem with this cream.

      This does contain something called Esters of P-Hydroxybenzoic Acid. Now I really didn't have clue what this was - but it doesn't sound nice and natural does it? I looked it up and according to Wikipedia this is a paraben. There has been considerable hype surrounding the safety of these chemicals in cosmetics, and in all honesty I don't really know if they are safe or not. However, when it comes to a new born baby - I'd prefer to error on the side of caution and I also feel ingesting this chemical on a regular basis is apt to be worse than just washing your hair with it. I only used the ointment a couple of times immediately after feeding before finding out exactly what was in it. I did find it very effective - almost as good as my absolute favourite treatment for difficulties in breastfeeding - cabbage leaves. I found cabbage sorted any problems very quickly, they are water proof so work as breast shields as well - and are of course completely natural. Just be sure you don't get a leaf with caterpillars.

      Now admittedly, my tube of this is quite old so I had a quick look online to see if this still contains
      Esters of P-Hydroxybenzoic Acid, but it is still showing on the ingredients list. I know this chemical is very commonly used, and I'm not too worried about using it for a rare occurrence of eczema, but I would prefer something more organic for use in breastfeeding. The Green People offer a completely organic alternative as I'm sure other companies must as well. I won't go so far as to recommend for or against . It very well may be that they are100% safe, I just happen to be very cautious where my children are concerned. I will just leave you with the information and you can decide for yourself. For a bit more info on Parabens I am leaving links to two arguments, one for and one against. You'll need to take out the spaces if you want to use these links

      Against
      New Paraben 'Link' To Breast Cancer Risks - Huffington Post
      http:// www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/ 2012/01/12/ paraben-chemical-linked- to-breast- cancer_n_1202144.html

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      Ask Chemist Mom: Are Parabens Safe?
      http:// parentables.howstuffworks.com/ health-wellness/ ask-chemist-mom-are- parabens-safe.html

      I would note that even the argument for the safety of these chemicals states that no studies have been done to assess safety with infants. I would also note that not all parabens are the same - some meant to be more harmful than others. I do not know if Esters of P-Hydroxybenzoic Acid is one of the safest or least safe of this family of chemicals.

      I would happily give this 10 stars for eczema. I am not completely convinced of its safety for breastfeeding though - so have deducted one star for the use of parabens.

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        03.02.2012 12:27
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        Buy it for your hospital bag, your first aid kit and your wash bag. A real multi-purpose cream.

        Kamillosan is a chamomile ointment (Chamomile extract 10.5% w/w) which is used as a treatment for sore nipples, nappy rash and minor skin irritations.

        I have used Kamillosan whilst starting to breastfeed two of my children. It is a true wonder product, and really has helped me continue to breastfeed where I may have given up without it. It needs to be applied to the nipples straight after feeding, and then re-applied religiously until any soreness has disappeared. I was in absolute agony from the cracked skin, but Kamillosan really did help. I also tried another market leading product for cracked skin and sore nipples, which costs approximately twice the price - and Kamillosan proved to be far superior. In fact, I would have happily paid three times the cost of Kamillosan for the relief that it brought!

        The things that I love about Kamillosan: Apart from the fact that it helps to heal cracked skin, it smells fantastic. I am sure when I was in pain, the strong smell of camomile had an aromatherapeutic effect on me - very calming! I have also used it on my hands, which get very chafed during winter, and it has helped to soothe and calm the redness.
        Obviously the price also makes it a winner.

        What I would improve about Kamillosan: The only thing I didn't like about the product was that it needs to be wiped off before each feed (it's main competitor doesn't need to be wiped off). Whilst not a major problem, it can prove a bit of a faff at 0300h whilst you're stumbling around in the dark with a crying baby!

        Kamillosan can be bought at Boots and major supermarkets. It currently retails in Boots at £4.19 for 50g.

        I would thoroughly recommend this for any expectant mothers hospital bag (when it comes to soreness from breastfeeding, prevention is better than cure!), but also as an essential component of your first aid kit or your wash bag. It really does deliver on fixing sore, chafed skin.

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        03.09.2011 14:49
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        a great breastfeeding product been around for many years.

        Kamillosan has been around for years and years, I know my mum used it with me and my sisters 30 odd years ago!! and I used it for my daughters 11 and 8 years ago.

        What is it
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        Kamillosan is a chamomile and natural lanolin based cream with beeswax and emulsifying wax, it also has a perservative ingredient. The cream comes in a tube.

        Uses
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        Its main use for many many years has been as a nipple cream for breastfeeding, it does also work effectively on other skin sores such as exema and nappy rash.

        Cost
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        I have just bought one for a friend which is what inspired me to write a review, it cost £3.79 from Tesco pharmacy. I have seen it for as much as £4.99 which is still great considering the benefits. There is another product called Lansinoh but it's £10 so this is much more value for money.

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        It comes in a smallish box, bright yellow with a little flower in the corner, the design has been the same for many years which helps because you know you have the right thing it's exactly as the box above shows! inside is a tube which you peirce the top and squeeze out it's a pale cream coloured cream.

        How to use
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        Breastfeeding no matter what anyone says is painful for the first few weeks, but it is so worth it in the end. Nipples get so sore from being pulled and often in the first few weeks its difficult to latch on and get the correct position - that's normal!! but during this it gets so sore and uncomfortable many people give up. This cream can be rubbed in after a feed, I would say just a small amout is needed and leave to air dry that is really important, try not to stick a breast pad on straight away as it gets stuck and hurts even more! the cream needs time to soak in. A loose top can be worn while waiting and it's only a minute or so for it to soak in.
        The cream acts as a barrier stopping all the moisture in our skin from getting out and stopping the air drying out the skin. If used correctly within a few weeks it will feel much better.

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        A lot of people are concerned with what's going into the baby through the cream, I would say being as it's been used for years and years it's a well known cream that's still around - it must be pretty good. Also when considering many other ingredients our babies will be taking in over their young life this is nothing and the breast milk in my opinion far outways any worry about a tiny amount of preservative. Against bottled milk which has many unnatural ingredients I personally wouldn't worry. Both me and my sisters (4 in total) have grown up fine plus my two girls and all the other mum's who recommend it - it must be good.

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        There aren't really any, the only thing that might put some off is the smell, it is a bit smelly, it's also quite sticky and if it gets on best clothes it can leave a greasy mark but being as it's used mainly for feeding and that's what I'm recommending it for most people (except yourself) won't be smelling it and the breast pad prevents it from marking clothing!

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        A great product for anyone planning on breast feeding, I would have it as a must in bag just in case it's £3.79 well spent.

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          16.08.2010 14:44
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          Highly recommended

          Firstly I'd like to point out I don't have children so I can't comment on the claims that Kamillosan ointment is good for sore nipples during breastfeeding or nappy rash on babies. I actually bought this ointment while looking for something to treat my very red and chapped elbows. I use all manner of products on my sensitive and temperamental skin but I do prefer the ones that have a herbal element as I'm a great believer that Mother Nature has probably provided us with all the plants we need for basic health.

          I came across Kamillosan after searching for herbs that have anti-inflammatory properties and discovering chamomile is one such herb, that automatically led me to looking for chamomile ointment and Kamillosan appeared in my searches. I bought mine online for about £4 and that seems to be a typical price for a 50g tube.

          Kamillosan contains 10.5% chamomile extracts and maize oil, purified lanolin, yellow soft paraffin, beeswax and emulsifying wax. To be honest it kind of smells like it contains alcohol but I can't find it in the ingredients, not even sneakily hidden as some companies do, so it must not have any. I suppose if you use it for sore nipples and you're breastfeeding it probably wouldn't be a great idea to put alcohol in this!

          The box and tube are yellow with a picture of chamomile flowers on them. The tube is a simple metal one with a plastic lid that you use to pierce the seal and then you're good to go. The smell that wafts out of the tube once pierced is herby but doesn't really smell of chamomile. I know this because I drink huge amounts of chamomile tea and this lacks the sweet floral fragrance I associate with chamomile. It smells kind of sour and as I said before I thought it had alcohol in it. Not a great smell but most herbal ointments don't have a great smell.

          The ointment is yellow, nice and thick and very oily. Just what you want on chapped skin. Now it does mark clothing if you put clothes on the area immediately afterwards so it's a good idea to use it when you're wearing something old as oil stains are hard to get out of clothes. I put it on my elbows before I went to sleep one night and as I sleep on my back with my arms resting on my stomach my elbows touch the sheet under me and it left two oily patches which wasn't great! I now use it earlier in the night and put on pyjamas which I'm not bothered about afterwards.

          Does it work though? Well it does yes. I find it very soothing and moisturising and it protects my elbows from clothing chaffing on them so they've healed nicely. I'm sure they will kick off again as they always do but I'll just apply this ointment again for a few days and the problem will be solved. I've also used it on my dry knees and it works fine there too. I feel good because it's herbal and partly natural and that's important for me so it's a product I'm very pleased with. You only need a pea sized amount too so a 50g tube will last ages.

          I can't really find any downsides to this, I expect ointments to leave oil marks if I'm not careful so it doesn't lose any stars from me. A full 5 and highly recommended.

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            26.01.2010 12:06
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            a good multi-purpose ointment for mums and babies

            Kamillosan chamomile ointment is produced by a company with 75 years of experience of making products for new mums. Goldshield work closely with Midwives and Healthcare Professionals to help make their journey into motherhood that bit easier.


            Why Chamomile?

            Made from the flowering tops of the Matricaria recutita, chamomile is well known for its soothing and healing properties. It is an excellent product to use for babies as it is so gentle.

            What can Chamomile do?

            1. It is an anti-inflammatory helping sooth burns and rashes.
            2. It is an anti-spasmodic helping to relax nerves and muscles therefore great to aid sleep, or ease menstrual cramps.
            3. It is anti-bacterial so helps to fight infections.

            What is Kamillosan ointment recommended for?

            It was designed for nursing mothers, especially at the start of breastfeeding! If you mums who breast fed remember, it can take a while for the little one to get the latch on position right and this can make you rather sore!!! To aid healing, and prevent any cracking (sorry) from getting worse, it is really important to keep the nipples moist. Combining its anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, kamillosan is ideal.

            Kamillosan chamomile ointment comes in a 50g metal yellow tube with a white screw on top. You can buy it from the usual places for around £4. The ointment itself is a rather pleasing yellow colour, and is a nice consistency without being too sticky. It has a lovely chamomile scent that whisks me away to a calm and relaxed place. I drink chamomile tea before bed so it has a positive association.

            I used this when I was breastfeeding and found it to be brilliant. I was a tad sore in the beginning, but wanted to ensure any products I used were safe for baby too. On the product website, you are advised to wash off the ointment before breast feeding, although I think I may have forgotten on occasions!! No harm came to my daughter however.

            As this product was so effective for me I didn't actually finish off the tube, so I started using it as nappy cream for my daughter. As it is lovely and gentle I am happy to use it after each nappy change, and only use the more powerful nappy rash creams if she becomes very sore from teething.

            I find this a great product that has multi purpose use. Apart from it's intended purpose, it doubles great as nappy cream, hand cream, or for use for any other minor skin irritations.

            All in all, a lovely gentle product for babies and mums that I would totally recommend.

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              11.01.2010 13:38
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              Kamillosan Chamomile ointment - soothes and repairs sore skin.

              My son has been using Kamillosan for a couple of years now. He has always had small flare-ups of eczema since he was a baby. His problem areas are behind the knees and inside his elbows. Occassionally it has been known to spread further, but he always tries to catch it as quickly as possible. Over the years, he has tried many things to clear his eczema, so far Kamillosan is the best.

              Kamillosan Chamomile ointment soothes sore skin. It provides skin with a barrier which holds in moisture and prevents anything nasty getting in to cause infection. This enables the skin to heal much quicker, which lessens the suffering. Thankfully I have never suffered from eczema, but I see how uncomfortable my son is and that he struggles to not scratch the affected area.

              I buy Kamillosan whenever I am in Boots, but you can also buy it online. It cost £3.99 and you only need a small amount at a time, so it is good value.

              My son puts it on after his shower. You must make sure that your skin is properly dried first, then apply a small amount and rub in gently. It should not be applied if skin is cracked and weeping though.

              If you are unfortunate enough to suffer from eczema, it is well worth giving Kamillosan a go. There is a good chance that it will work.

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              25.01.2009 21:13
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              I am so glad this was bought for me, it certainly worked wonders

              I really suffered when I was breast feeding my daughter it was real agony. My neighbour recommended Kamillosan to me and went out and bought me some which I think cost around £5. It comes in a cardboard box and inside is the tube of cream. It is available in most chemists.

              It is made from chamomile so is great for healing nipples while breast feeding and also great for nappy rash. You only need a tiny amount and it certainly worked wonders for me. I still had lots left which I kept aside in the cupboard which I have just started using again with my daughters bad nappy rash. She has really been suffering so I thought I would try this on her. I have only been using it for a day on her so far and it has almost cleared it up.

              It has a smell about it but this will be the chamomile which is quite nice and a surprise to get a nice smell from the nappy!

              I would highly recommend stocking up on some of this if you are planning on breastfeeding.

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              24.01.2009 22:57
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              For £5 this is definately worth having in your cupboard just in case.

              I bought this from Asda while pregnant after being advised by a friend to have it in just in case and I am very glad I did. It cost £4.99 for a 15g tube. This product is chamomile ointment.

              You open it by unscrewing the lid then turning it round and using the top of the lid to pierce the tube (in the same way as you open a new tube of toothpaste or tomato puree). It comes in a distinctive yellow box and the tube inside is also yellow. The ointment is a cloudy white colour. It does not smell great but as long as you wash your hands after applying it nobody will ever notice, as it is not a strong scent.

              While I was lucky enough to not suffer any major problems with feeding during one growth spurt I was in agony with the constant feeding (I think this was at 2/3 weeks old so I was very new to breastfeeding) and I was crying every time baby needed to be fed.

              While it was not a miracle cure by any stretch of the imagination it did provide very welcome relief and I could feel the difference after I applied it. You put it on after feeding and do not have to wash it off before the next feed, which is a blessing when your nipples are already tender - the last thing you want to be doing is washing and drying them over and over again.

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              06.11.2008 22:54
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              A nipple cream which is better for eczema than anything else!

              I have fairly severe eczema which can flare up at a moments notice, I liken my eczema to the little girl with the curl as when it's good it's very very good, but when it's bad it's horrid!

              I mentioned to my daughter in passing that I have had a flare up on the backs of my knees which has resulted in the skin cracking meaning whenever I move it is very sore and inflamed. My daughter dug into her changing bag and handed me a tube of Kamillosan, advising me to use it sparingly on the affected area for instant relief of the pain that my cracked skin was causing.

              Kamillosan is really a cream designed to stop the chafing and soreness of the nipples which can result from breastfeeding, my daughter commented that it was useless for this purpose which is why I ended up with a brand new tube. I shall include some of her comments at the end of the review as I obviously cannot go into how good it is for breastfeeding mothers as those days, for me, are long gone!

              For my eczema this was an excellent cream. It absorbed well and created a kind of barrier (although it was not greasy) across the back of my knee which helped the skin to heal and the awful cracks to become less sore. It aided the healing process because the Kamillosan is such a rich cream that I could immediately feel relief on the affected parts of my skin. It almost has a petroleum jelly consistency but remains just the right side of creamy for me.

              I would assume that Kamillosan would work in the same way when used as a nipple cream because as baby is feeding the constant damp sucking motion can affect some women quite painfully. Having said that, my daughter said that Kamillosan provided no relief at all for her and she had to get some specialised ointment from her Health Visitor as she was at the stage where she was about to give up on breastfeeding altogether. I would also be concerned about some of the ingredients in this cream as if you are using this on your nipples then baby is certainly going to be ingesting some of it along with their milk, and some of the ingredients sound a little chemically to me.

              Natural Chamomile is used in Kamillosan and this is known for it's healing properties, appearing in many creams and lotions across the market. I don't think this has much of a chamomile smell though so it's debatable how much is used and whether enough is contained in the cream for it to make very much difference to the overall abilities of Kamillosan. It's very good as a nappy cream, I use Bepanthen when my granddaughter stays with me but she was very sore recently and all I had was Kamillosan which seemed to take the sting out for her.

              To sum it up, I would say that as a dry skin cream this is fantastic. I will continue to buy it for my eczema, and my granddaughter also uses it when she gets one of her many cold sores on her top lip although I don't think she would be so keen if she knew the true purpose of this cream as she gets quite embarrassed when her mum feeds the baby!

              This tube cost £2.75 which I believe is an average price and my daughter bought this in Tesco, she said her Health Visitor was giving away samples recently so if you'd like to try this then perhaps you could ask next time you take your baby to be weighed.

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                12.08.2008 14:32
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                Good for those sensitive botts, and maybe nipples too?!

                I've just been reading other people's reviews on this and I didn't know it could be used for sore nipples! I must remember this when my next baby is born as I always have some Kamillosan in my baby cupboard!!

                I bought this when Sudocrem (which is what I thought you HAD to use at all times on your baby's bottom due to advertising and the free samples in bounty packs) caused my daughter's bottom to go haywire - it made any slight rash ten times worse, and the screaming fits...well.... And so I still have a bumper tub of Sudocrem in my cupboard and nowhere for it to go.

                Anyway, back to the Kamillosan, it really works on nappy rash! I think it must have some sort of soothing ingredients in it because it always calmed my daughter down when she had a nasty rash, and I'm not kidding when I say it cleared up the worst rashes within a couple of days. I am really really pleased I found this product as I don't know what I would have done without it. It's bright yellow though and does tend to stain her nappies!

                I have only ever seen it on sale in Asda though which is a bit of a pain because Asda is a place which I hate with a passion. So I had a panic attack a while ago when I ran out and NONE of the chemists near me had even heard of it - crazy! And Asda is not within walking distance, so I had to wait until my husband returned from work before I could replenish my supplies.

                But anyway, I would fully recommend this as a nappy rash cream, especially for those extra sensitive bottoms.

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                  17.07.2008 15:58
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                  A brilliant alternative to the "normal" nappy rash products

                  When I was pregnant with my daughter I did the obligatory purchasing of all the goods I was told we would need after her birth. Kamillosan was recommended to me during one of my antenatal classes as a "must have" for breast feeding mothers.

                  The product is designed to soothe painful nipples while breastfeeding and with this one there is no need to wash it off before breastfeeding. It is cooling and moisturising in a bid to ward off the dry, cracked nipples that are all too often associated with breastfeeding.

                  I was one of the fortunate ladies who didn't suffer with sore nipples during breastfeeding so found my tube of Kamillosan to sit in the cupboard unused. That was until my daughter got a spot of nappy rash and developed an allergic reaction to the nappy rash ointment we had purchased. Her reaction was very bad and she ended up with what can only be described as a bum that looked as though it had been sunburnt extremely badly, with blisters to match. By the time the rash developed the shops were all closed so there was no where to go to get an alternative product for the rash.

                  That was when I remembered the Kamillosan and reading on the back of it that it was ok for nappy rash too. Ny daughters bum was so sore that she screamed when it was touched, but as soon as I applied to Kamillosan she was a different baby. Within 24 hours the rash had almost gone and my daughter was the smiley baby she wanted to be. Since then I have not used anything else on her bum as this really does do the trick. Only downside is it has a yellow tinge to it, which if applied regularly leaves a bit of a stain on a baby's delicate bottom!

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                    06.01.2008 00:27
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                    Kamillosan

                    Kamillosan is an ointment which is designed to help sore nipples due to breastfeeding. Made with chamomile, it is supposed to soothe and calm sore nipples as well as help with nappy rash and other minor skin conditions. I used this for about a week when Eva, my little girl, was 1 week old and found it to be absolutely no help at all. The cream stung when I applied it to the sore bits, and I was more than a little concerned at the array of non-baby-friendly ingredients my baby would be ingesting every time she fed. Things like hydroxybenzoic acid. I don't know what it is or what it does but I was damn sure my gorgeous baby wasn't going to be partaking! The leaflet inside says to apply AFTER a feed but to be fair when you have a new baby who is feeding every 2 hours, you know that whatever you've put on your boob, baby is going to be taking in. So really, it wasn't for me.

                    How Breastfeeding Does Sometimes Hurt...

                    The main problem with breastfeeding I think is that everyone who's done it harps on about how it shouldn't hurt if you're doing it right, but once you are doing it right, you completely forget that it hurt to begin with. It's like the whole forgetting childbirth hurt thing, because once the baby is there you have so much more to think about than the pain you no longer feel. Bbreastfeeding hurts to begin with, and if you are under the illusion that it won't then all that will happen is that you'll think you're doing it wrong and stop. I'm sure that's what happens with a lot of women and it does make me sad. My advice is if you are starting breastfeeding and your nips are sore (which them will be until they get used to their new function), don't use this stuff. It is cheaper than other nipple creams, but it really didn't work for me. Each to their own however - my sister used it and found it to be very helpful. Not for me though. I used a pure lanolin based cream which worked a treat. (Lansinoh)

                    The Ointment

                    If you do want to have a go with this, it will cost you just under £4.00 at most chemists, Boots, Superdrug, etc. It smells of chamomile, which is actually very pleasant and soothing and if that was all that was in it, it would probably be great! Kamillosan is produced by Goldshield and comes in a 50g tube housed in a pale yellow box with a white chamomile flower on the side.

                    My Opinion

                    I really didn't get along with this cream at all, much preferring the Lansinoh which the midwives recommended. I found it make my sore , red nips much worse and I worried too much about what my daughter was taking into her little stsyem. All in all, it wasn't a great purchase, but I recognise that it may be perfect for some people. Not me though!

                    Tahank you for reading, Kate x

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                      A calmng cream good for sore nipples with breast feeding

                      I was advised to use this by my sister and mother, and have found this worked really well.

                      I used it when my nipples were sore from breastfeeding, fortunately I didn't suffer too much. When I did I rubbed a small amount in after feeding. The ingredients are not harmful to babies, so you don't have to wash before breast feeding.

                      It's soothing cream which aid the healing of skin, it's pale yellow and smells of chamomile. I found this cream good for other things such as nappy rash & dry skin. It is also good as a general cream. It is a little greasier than most but I didn't find it that unpleasant.

                      I would recommend every new mother has some, it's not expensive, well not as expensive as some of the chemical creams for sore nipples, and you can get it from most chemists.

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                      10.02.2003 09:01
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                      My daughter and I took a few weeks to get used to breastfeeding. She would latch on fine and would drink without problems. Then she would fall asleep and slide off the nipple. As she seemed like she was constantly feeding I used to leave her one the breast for five minutes to make sure she had finished her feed but more often than not she would wake up and snap at the nipple and end up feeding from the tip and not the breast. About 36 hours after she was born I became aware of an uncomfortable, itchy feeling in my nipples and was amazed to see that they were bright red and almost raw. My midwife suggested getting a camomile cream as I was getting to the point where I was in excruitiating pain every time I fed and my nipples were cracked and bleeding. I sent my partner to get some and was impressed to say the least when he actually came back with not only the right thing but apparently the best on the market. I have my suspicions that he asked someone what to get or made them get it for him. I fed my daughter and then spread a tiny ammount on my nipples and sat in the hospital bed with my boobs out. They immediatley felt better and feeding was marginally better. I thought that she was ok with the taste until one night when I was feeding her she spat a huge ammount of liquid at me and it was yellow and smelt of camomile. I carried on using the ointment but made sure it was all off every time she wanted feeding. In the end I resorted to nipple shields (seperate op) as my nipples became scaby and I didn't want her feeding on scabs. The kamillosan definetley worked and would have been all that was needed had I not been breastfeeding. Kamillosan can be used for treating sore skin conditions like nappy rash and chapped hands. I used the cream on my daughters hands when they became sore from where she sucked them and it soon made the skin soft again and I found that applying it when she was asleep gave it time to soak in and I neve
                      r saw any effects from the cream if she decided to suck her hands without my knowledge. I remember being in hospital and one of the midwifes coming round asking if any one had some kamillosan they could spare as there was another mother who had sore nipples but couldn't get any. I felt glad that I could help someone else. Kamillosan is a smooth, gel like substance that smells quite strong and is quite greasy to the touch.

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                        If breastfeeding hurts, then Kamillosan is not going to help. There are *no* clinical studies to say it does. Breastfeeding shouldn't hurt and if it does, then you may need expert help from a trained breastfeeding expert - probably not your midwife or health visitor unless they have a particular interest in this (their training does not cover breastfeeding in depth). The main breastfeeding charities are: The ABM, the BfN, LLL and NCT. Take your pick - they all have helplines and websites. Search Google for more info. Creams, potions and lotions are merely another way to make you part with your hard-earned cash. Much better to keep the money in your pocket (or spend it on chocolate) and call one of the breastfeeding charities. Support and information is offered for free. Now that's what I call a good deal!

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                        Kamillosan soothes soreness, redness and inflammation associated with a wide range of sore skin conditions. Kamillosan is a unique formulation of natural chamomile. The soothing and healing properties of chamomile have long been recognised and today, Kamillosan is widely used for treating sore skin conditions.