Product Type: Lansinoh kids equipment
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Breastfeeding 'Must-Have' Product
Member Name: sweetdaisy
Date: 02/02/12, updated on 19/10/13 (173 review reads)
Advantages: lanolin cream to treat sore, cracked nipples, soothing and healing
A 56g tube of Lansinoh Cream costs £10.20 and is expensive. It comes in a Purple box and is widely available from beauty stores and pharmacies.
Lansinoh Lanolin Cream is the purest lanolin developed for breastfeeding mothers and is used to treat sore and cracked nipples. You don't need to remove the cream from your nipples before feeding your baby as it is purified and hypoallergenic. Lansinoh Cream does not contain any perfume, preservatives, antioxidants or additives.
The best way to prevent sore and cracked nipples is to ensure that your baby is attached correctly to your breast when feeding. However, despite attending a weekly breastfeeding group and having support from a Breast Feeding Counsellor with our first born, breast feeding was not completely comfortable for me. Luckily, feeding our second child is a breeze with no attachment problems; however I did use the cream in the first couple of weeks when he was going through a growth spurt and feeding very frequently, so used the cream to ensure that I didn't get sore.
Lansinoh Cream is in fact an ointment rather than a cream. The cream is very thick and sticky like petroleum jelly. You only need to use a small pea-size amount per application to your nipple and a tube lasted the whole 8 months that I breastfed out first born child, so a little goes a long way.
Lansinoh Cream can be applied after each feed or more often if required and needs to be applied carefully to the entire nipple area. I found that if you applied too much cream then it can stick to your nipple and breast pads causing more irritation, so it needs to be applied thinly. Also I noticed that if applied too thickly, after your baby feeds the cream can build up on the corner of your baby's mouth.
During the night time feeds when I was frequently using Lansinoh cream after every feed, I found that when the tube was cold the cream can be hard to squeeze out, so it should be kept at room temperature as the higher the temperature the easier it is to apply the cream. During the nights when it was cold I used to pop the tube in a cup of warm water and this made it easier to squeeze the cream out.
Lansinoh Cream also has other uses and can be used to apply to itchy stretchy marks, dry lips, nappy rash, minor cuts, burns and skin abrasions as well as protection against blisters on your feet.
I highly recommend anyone who is having problems with sore, bleeding or cracked nipples to use Lansinoh Cream. It is instant relief when you are sore and you know that another feed is only an hour away.
For further information, please visit: www.lansinoh.co.uk
Thanks for reading xx
© sweetdaisy 2012
Summary: Lansinoh breastfeeding cream