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Lansinoh HPA Lanolin For Breastfeeding Mothers Review

Updated on June 25, 2015

Breast Relief Ever!

Breastfeeding may sound like the most natural thing; after all, women have done it since the beginning of time. But after getting on the internet, hearing real life stories, and going through it you realize how not-so-natural and painful it can fell. To some women it can be a bad experience altogether and they decide to quit because of it.

When I had my son I was well aware of what techniques to use to help him latch on. I knew what to expect and what to do if it was not working out for us. However, no matter how much you know to begin with, breastfeeding is a learning experience for both mother and baby. After realizing baby was going to munch on my nipples like bunnies munch on carrots, I knew I did right by buying this cream before baby was born.

The Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Cream soothes and protects nipples, especially sore, cracked ones. It is made of one ingredient, lanolin; which is 100% natural with no preservatives. It is safe for mom and baby. It’s hypoallergenic. It is made in the United Kingdom.

Pros

  • It is safe for mom and baby. You don’t have to wash or wipe it off before breastfeeding.
  • It soothes the pain.
  • It lasts after putting it on. This product lasted longer than other nipple creams I have tried.
  • You can use it on more than your “breast friends.” It can be used on your baby’s bottom and lips too, preferably not in that order…
  • It’s not as expensive as many other nipple creams.

Cons

  • It’s rather thick. You have to rub it with your index and thumb before applying to sore nipples to make it more “spread-able,” otherwise it will hurt more when applying it.
  • It’s sticky.
  • It can stain clothing. Most nipple creams will stain, so keep that in mind when choosing your wardrobe.
  • It takes time to heal. There is no miracle cream; that I know of at least. All wounds take time to heal.
  • It’s lanolin. Some people may have or develop an allergy to it.

Overall:

I started off using this cream from day one. My son did not seem to mind the taste of it.

Usually I would put a small amount on my index, rubbed it with my thumb and applied to the nipples right after breastfeeding and showering.

Even though I was using this cream from the beginning every day religiously, it took several weeks for my cracked, sore nipples to heal. After two and a half weeks of using Lansinoh HPA lanolin cream, I switched to Earth Mother Angel Baby Nipple Butter; but I felt it was not working as well as the lanolin and it didn’t stay on very long. I switched back to the Lansinoh cream after a week. Everybody’s body is different, this cream may work well for some people and for others it may not. For me, it worked well but it did take me some time to heal. I was using disposable nursing pads with this cream, so perhaps if I had used cloth pads I would have healed faster.

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My Personal Rating

3 stars for Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Cream

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