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Kai is becoming more and more demanding and his current refusal to eat food means that it seems like he is nursing non stop. Do you know how much milk an almost fifteen month old child gets through? A lot. It feels like my body is starting to wear down from the amount that he wants to feed and every time he shouts 'bee beeee!' (boobie), I actually cringe because my nipples are so painful!
Nothing really helps with the soreness, but I have been using this nipple cream to help with the gross, dry, flakiness which I have been getting recently for the first time in a while, for whatever reason. I am hoping that by using this early on as soon as the dryness starts it will prevent them from cracking again, which i promise you, when it happens it is extremely sore & unsightly, too.
I used this stuff when Kai was a lot younger and I'd just began to breast feed and this is my brand of choice because I know that it does the job. It isn't too expensive either and is nice and gentle, as it does not sting when it is applied to sore skin. It costs around five pounds for a 30ml tube, which lasts for a while because I only need a small amount. I have had my current tube of it since Kai was about 12 months old, and I often apply it generously but the tube still has a decent amount of product left so it is excellent value.
The packaging is nice and simple and I like the design of it as its a squeeze tube which makes getting the cream out really easy. The top screws on tightly so if need be I can take it out with me for after I feed Kai if we are going to a family members house or something, and this provides relief so I don't feel uncomfortable and in pain and don't have to rush home.
The cream is enriched with aloe Vera which is an anti inflammatory and moisturiser and it also has other moisturising ingredients including lanolin and coconut oil. It can be used before, after or during breast feeding and it is dermatologically tested. Another important factor is that it is fragrance free so no strong, heavily perfumed smell lingers on my skin and it doesn't interfere with Kai's feeding.
It is safe for baby to swallow but the times I have tried feeding Kai immediately after applying the cream and wiping off the excess he could taste it and didn't like it at all so I tend to apply it when I know he is due a feed in say 15 minutes, or afterwards. If I am in a lot of pain mid way through I tend to apply it, wipe off the excess, squeeze a little milk out and put it on the nipples and this seems to get rid of the taste, well it's worked up until now so the taste can't be too strong.
The cream is a thick lotion which does feel a little greasy and can mark clothing. It takes away dryness immediately and provides instant relief, I wouldn't say it has much of a cooling effect unless my nipples are extremely sore and irritated but with just dry and chapped nipples it just makes me feel so much better and the skin looks almost instantly better because it smoothens out any dry patches and makes the skin really smooth.
For the past few days i have been slathering it on and then using a breast pad and keeping it on over night and by the morning it has all absorbed and my nipples feel so much smoother and not quite as sore (but still sore!!) The cream doesn't really have much effect when it comes to reducing aerola pain, which I get quite often but it reduces dryness, helps with sore patches and prevents cracking, so it is a good nipple cream in my opinion.
All in all this is a reasonably priced and effective nipple cream which works, and I recommend it.
I loved breast feeding my daughter, it was the directness of the contact and the close bond that it helps to develop but I did not enjoy the side effects of cracked and sore nipples that I suffered from as a result of breast feeding. A nurse had recommended that I use a nipple cream after every feed and I'm very glad that I followed her advice and a close friend who it was that recommended the Avent mositurising cream as being one of the best that she had used herself.
A 30ml tube cost around the £5.50 mark from memory and it was money well spent in my opinion. Applying the cream is very easy, it absorbs easily and has a very soothing feel to it, I aplied it as soon after I had finished feeding as was possible depending on how my daughter was. It is a thick cream which contains aloe vera and something called medilan which is lanolin but medical grade quality.
The cream acts a mosituriser, absorbing into the skin around the nipple and softening it up and increasing suppleness as well as easing and soreness and reducing the risk of the skin cracking, given that the area that it needs to cover it really does last a long time and one tube saw me through the whole period of breast feeding and there was a decent amount left at the end of that time period. The other main ingredient was coconut oil which I guess gave it the slight fragrance that reminded me of sun cream a bit although the smell is not that strong.
Overall I was impressed with the results and would certainly recommend this product to any one who is about to start breast feeding as it does work and eases what could be a very painful and annoying problem.
I breastfed both of my babies and its something I was really proud about and thankful that I could do. I know some women can't breast feed for a variety of reasons but I'm pleased to say that it was a great bonding experience for me and relatively pain free. I think one of the reasons why it was so pain free for me was that I used nipple cream after every feed, especially in those first few weeks when both mother and baby are getting used to feeding. This is the time that I found my nipples got the sorest as they were not used to being used in this way.
I used various brands of nipple cream and I first came across this one in a sample size that one of the health visitors gave to me. I like fit so much that I decided to buy a whole tube of it. A 30ml tube cost me £5.65 from Boots. It lasted the whole 6 months that I breastfed my little boy and I actually just threw it away with a little bit still left in there but I have no need for it now so it had to go. I would definitely recommend this though to breastfeeding mothers. Avent describe this moisturising nipple cream as a light, easy to apply cream that heals and protects sore or cracked nipples.
You know when you have cracked skin on your nipples as they sometimes bleed or just feel really tight and sore. This is quite a horrible feeling as then every time baby gets on to feed again the area is exposed to more soreness and cracking. This cream really does have an instant feeling of softeness and although it does not have any cooling properties like mint or anything like that I did feel like my breasts were cooled by this cream and really soothed straight away. The cream is quite thick so you don't need to apply that much and anyway, the area around the nipple is not that big anyway so I think this is why the cream lasted me so long. According to the information on the cream it contains Medilan, the best medical grade lanolin for treating severe skin conditions. It works by penetrating the skin's outer layers to improve moisture levels and ensure suppleness. I definitely found the smoothness lasted between feeds which was night although I was quite religious about applying it frequently. It contains coconut oil and aloe vera which hydrate the skin and soothe away soreness. Aloe Vera works really well on my skin and I was pleased at the effects it ahd on my nipples too.
All in all a great cream that I recommend to breastfeeding mothers.
Nipple cream, in my opinion is essential for any one who is pregnant or has a baby. I didn't suffer too badly with sore or dry nipples during my pregnancy, but weirdly enough they were really itchy, which is why I bought this.
Since breastfeeding I've had a very stubborn recurring nipple infection as well as dry, cracked, sore nipples in general (sorry for the TMI!), to the point where if I wear a bra or top that's too tight which rubs against my boobs I'm in agony! I've been using the Avent nipple cream since the last month of my pregnancy as I was reccomended to use a moisturiser specifically for my nipples rather than an all over body moisturiser, as these tend to be quite heavy and nipple cream has healing benefits too due to the ingredients used.
My baby is now almost six months old and I've re-purchased this cream several times to stock up, as I find it to be very effective and it's affordable too. This is available from a wide range of shops including Mothercare and Amazon. I buy mine from Boots as they often have multi-buy offers. Each 30ml tube of the cream is £5.65 which I personally think is brilliant value for money because a little goes a long way and if you're careful and apply a small amount then a tube will last for at least 6 months.
When I first started using this I would lather it on in the hope that it would sort my cracked, sore nipples out faster but too much = big, greasy mess, and a small fingernail sized blob is more than enough for my nipples and aerolas. The cream comes packaged in a rectangular white and pink box which has the Avent logo and a picture of a Mummy and baby. The front of the box has all of the information on it that a consumer needs and there is a run down of what the cream does. Inside the cardboard box is a little plastic tube which is squeezable. The tube is pink and white and again it has the Avent logo along with the product name and the claim that the cream moisturises and softens skin.
The tube has a pink flip lid which opens fine and closes securely. Once the lid is open a little hole is exposed and this is where the product is dispensed from. The lid can be screwed off if you need to decant the cream for whatever reason and this will also come in handy when the product has nearly ran out as I will be able to scrape the last bit out. The hole dispenses the product carefully in small amounts when squeezed, which I like as I hate it when too much comes out. The cream itself is suprisingly thick - I was expecting a lotion-like consistency as this is marketed as a 'light' cream.
The cream is a little like vaseline and it's very smooth so it spreads over the skin evenly. It does need rubbing in else it just sits there like a layer, which can be a little painful but the benefits of the cream are worth it. The cream does make a noticeable difference and it not only relieves itching, soothes my nipples and moisturises but it also helps to heal and protect the skin. I apply this after each feed and although my nipples are still sore and a little dry, they're not cracked or at all itchy - if I don't apply this daily though, they soon become much dryer and start to crack. The cream contains coconut oil and aloe vera, which hydrate the skin and soothe away soreness. Even when I had such cracked skin that I was bleeding, applying this didn't irritate it and it gave me instant relief due to how soothing it is.
The cream, as long as I only apply a small amount absorbs into my skin quickly and although it does leave my nipples with a slight 'sheen', there is no greasy residue. I wear breast pads daily and was worried at first that the cream would transfer onto the pads rather than sinking into my skin, but this is not an issue. I overall reccommend this cream and give it 5/5 stars.
After a few days of breastfeeding my daughter I noticed my nipples were feeling a little sore. Even if your baby is latched on correctly you can still get sore nipples. As I was kept in hospital for 5 days after having my daughter I was given a sample of this to try. I have since gone on to buy this in Boots. It costs £5.65 for a 30ml tube. The packaging is white with a pink lid and as the tube is small it fits easily in your changing bag.
Avent describe the cream as 'light, easy to apply cream that heals and protects sore or cracked nipples'
The cream contains Medilan, which is a medical grade lanolin for treating severe skin conditions, the cream is a rich, hypoallergenic emollient that penetrates the skins outer layers to improve moisture levels and ensure suppleness. It also contains coconut oil and aloe vera hydrate the skin and soothe away soreness.
To use this cream you simply apply a small amount to your fingers and warm before spreading over your nipple area. The cream looks like Vaseline when it comes out it is very thick and feels quite greasy. When I first applied it my nipples looked shiny and I thought it would leave greasy marks on my clothes. However it didn't, it absorbed really well and was long lasting at maintaining moisture. As I started using it as soon as my nipples felt sore I haven't suffered any bleeding or cracking.
I would recommend this to all nursing mums as you only need a small amount and a tube will last for 12 months once opened. You also don't need to remove it before feeding your baby as it will not harm them. This is not the most glamourous product to review but it really does work and has made a huge difference to me!
When I first found out I was pregnant, I received vouchers for everywhere from every possible baby marketing company. I received money coupons for nappies, creams, food, milk - you name it, I had a voucher for it! I received a voucher for a free tube of the Avent Nipple Cream from my first ever Bounty pack given to me by my midwife so I popped to my local Boots to claim my free tube.
The tube I received was just one off of the shelf. It was a full sized tube of the nipple cream which I was surprised but yet pleased about. The size was 30ml. The bottle itself is white with Avent written in its usual font and then the name of the product. It has a bright pink lid which flips open to reveal a little hole which is where the cream comes out. The nipple cream is for cracked and dry nipples during pregnancy.
The cream is suited to when you breast feed. I didn't do this but for some reason whilst pregnant my nipples did crack and become dry. This stuff really worked wonders. I think of it like Savlon but for boobs! The cream is really smooth and feels quite light when it is rubbed in. It didn't leave me feeling greasy which is a bonus for something like this and it absorbed very quickly. It doesn't have any sort of scent which I am assuming is because it is for a quite sensitive area. I found that I only had to apply a tiny bit of the cream to the area. When I say tiny bit, I mean a bit less than pea size. If your nipples are sore, it does feel like it gives you instant relief. I also found that before my bra was making the cracks a lot more sore but once I started applying this, my bra didn't hurt the cracks anymore. I am not sure if this was because the cream was actually doing its job and healing the cracks and soreness or if it became like a safe guard between my nipple area and the bra.
I only suffered from sore and cracked nipples a handful of times when pregnant though each time I did, I got this cream out. I would apply once in the morning and once at night and by the time 2-3 days had passed, the soreness would disappear as would the cracks. It really works quickly. I was very surprised at how quickly it did work and I vowed to keep a tube of it handy whilst I was pregnant. I am pretty sure you can use this cream when you are not pregnant as it is suitable for when breastfeeding so if you do suffer from dry, cracked and sore nipples, I would really recommend it.
The tube usually costs about £4.49 which is quite expensive for a 30ml tube but it works wonders so is definitely worth the money. Four years down the line, I still have about half left in the tube and it is still as fresh as it was when I got it.
I was bought a tube of this by a friend when pregnant with my 1st child - a bit of a strange gift I thought, but it turned out to be quite a useful one.
The cream comes in a little 30ml tube about 4 inches in length and and 2 inches wide at it's max. It has a pink flip top lid, with a small circular hole underneath, so you can squeeze out the cream like toothpaste.
The cream is very light and you only need a tiny amount to make your skin feel very moisturised. It doesn't have any smell to speak of, nor does it really taste of anything (I tried it myself!)
I was very lucky, in that although I breast fed all 3 of my children, I didn't really have any problems. However, I did get cracked nipples a couple of times in the early days, so used this cream.
You only need to apply a really thin layer of the cream. I found it to be very soothing and stopped my clothing/breastpads rubbing against the sore parts. I felt as though the cream was forming a barrier, in the same way that vaseline works.
You don't have to remove the cream to breastfeed and it certainly didn't put any of my children off their meals!
On the few occasions when I did suffer from cracked or sore nipplesI would apply this cream and I'm sure it helped the healing process. After using it for a couple of days (and being extra careful how my babies latched on), the soreness would disappear and the cracks would heal.
I think this cream is quite pricey at nearly £5 a tube, but unless you are unlucky enough to have to use the cream constantly over a long period of time, one tube will last you ages. The tube I was bought originally is still going strong! I'm not breastfeeding anymore, but I'm now using this cream as lip balm - it works a treat!
This is supposed to help dry chapped nipples when you are breastfeeding. I tried this as part of a gift pack that was bought for me from boots, and I wasnt bowled over by it.
Moisturises and softens dry or sensitive nipples
Contains aloe vera and coconut oil to soften and hydrate
I have used a couple of nipple creams and this one dosnt cut it for me. Its not thick enough so it comes off your nipples easily, therfore its not on there enough to moisurise it and you habve to keep applying it. The only good thing about it is as that you dont need remove it prior to breastfeeding but I dont think you need to remove many of them prior to breastfeeding as they all use the same ingedient just in different consistancies. Its £5.49 so cheaper then some creams but Id rather spend the extra on something that works.
Breastfeeding is a rewarding experience for both mother and baby, but problems can sometimes arise. Avent Moisturising Nipple Cream helps prepare skin for breastfeeding and moisturises dry and sensitive nipples.