Product Type: Kamillosan baby products
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Not on my Boobies!!!!
Kamillosan Chamomile Ointment
Member Name: katestuartuk
Kamillosan Chamomile Ointment
Advantages: Nice packaging?
Disadvantages: Didn't help at all.
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)
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.
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
Summary: Not Recommended :o(
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