Product Type: Lansinoh kids equipment
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God's gift to cracked nipples
Member Name: Sweetpeauk
Advantages: Soothes straight away
This has been my saving grace!
Lansinoh lanolin cream has been a Godsend to my cracked nipples!
It is 100% natural and can be used during feeds with no ill affect to baby, my little one when first born was a vigorous feeder, feeding at least every hour on the hour which led me to have very sore, bleeding and cracked nipples (sorry for too much info!) and every time my baby would feed my toes would curl so much so that the pain I was experiencing made me want to give up.
My midwife who was also a lactation consultant did observe how I was latching on my little one as this is often one of the main causes of pain and cracked nipples if the baby is not latched on properly. She found that I was latching on fine, just that my little one was a guzzle monster and my nipples were just sensitive (it's not everyday that they were in use before darling daughter was born!)
She suggested that i try Lansinoh and I tried to get some in my local boots but they had run out and in desperation I bought their own brand which by the way is pants. When I did finally get some it was amazing! They soothed my nipples immediately, the cream itself is like a very thick gel like substance less creamy but more of a balm which moisturisers your nipples. It's a bit sticky but you only need a little bit at a time and I attribute this cream in allowing me to persevere and to continue breastfeeding.
Now the downsides is that it is quite expensive but like i said you only need a little at a time. However, when my nipples healed and gotten used to breastfeeding, I no longer needed to use it. But just for the immediate relief it is worth it and you can get samples to try, so if after you can decide if you really need it.
For me it is definitely worth it, as it allowed me to continue to feed my little one :)
Summary: Instant soothing action