Product Type: Lansinoh kids equipment
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Lansinoh- Ohhh relief for a new mum!
Member Name: h_perry
Date: 11/11/12, updated on 23/01/13 (73 review reads)
Advantages: Great product, fast relief
Disadvantages: Bit pricey
==Lansinoh HPA Lanolin nipple cream==
If you have read my previous review you would have seen that I have recently become a mum for the first time, I have tried to breast feed my little boy but due to the way the labour went the first few days were extremely difficult and to help my little boy get the nutrition he needed I had to cave in and bottle feed rather than breast feed. However, during the 2 different times I attempted to breast feed (after labour and a fortnight after that for a period of time for each) I was getting extremely painful nipples as unfortunately for me I had a strong let down reflex and this mixed with a baby who wasn't having the best time trying to feed; I was experiencing quite a bit of pain.
The cream itself comes in a 56g squeezy tube, the product is easy to dispense and you need less than a pea size amount of cream for both nipples (obviously this will depend on your nipple size to how much each individual will require). The cream does feel rather strange it reminds me of cotton but in a liquid formation, I honestly don't know why and everyone I have said this too looks at me in a funny way! The cream boasts that it helps to soothe and protect, I definitely agree with this I found I got instant relief from this cream as soon as it was applied. The cream is also safe and hypoallergenic which is great to know as you know this cream will be coming into contact with your little darling. The cream is also 100% natural so you do not need to worry about any chemicals or the likes. Finally, it is safe to use whilst breast feeding so you do not need to remove before each feed and reapply, therefore saving you precious time when you having a crying baby to contend with. Like I said earlier with having a strong let down reflex and my baby not using up my milk, I was going through a lot of nipple pads (Tommee Tippee) I found that putting cream on when I didn't necessarily need to helped prevent my nipples becoming sore from the pads.
The cream can be bought from many retailers of maternity products, I purchased mine from Amazon.co.uk and it cost £9.05 in September 2012 and that included free delivery. The price can seem steep at first but for the pain relief and prevention it is definitely worth every penny. The tube would last a long time as well; it's a shame that I have nearly a full tube left as I no longer need to use it. I will pass it on to someone so they can feel pain free as I did when I used it!
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Summary: A must have for any new mum