Breastfeeding

Lanolin

Which type do you prefer? I'm going between Medela and Lansinoh brands...

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Re: Lanolin

  • Medela

    Lansinoh is really thick and goopy. I
    It isn't easy to spread on sensitive nipples. I actually threw my tube away and bought the Medela kind.
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  • Medela.  You many want to wait to buy any.  I bought some before delivery and then they gave me several tubes in the hospital, which turned out to be more than I needed.  A little dab is really all you need.

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  • I actually ditched the Lanolin with this baby for some Mother Love organic nipple cream. IMO...worked much better.
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  • I also ditched the lanolin and replaced it with pure coconut oil and this worked SO much better.
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  • I used the Medela lanolin but after a while, my lo got so he hated the taste of it, and wouldn't latch with it on my nipples.  When this happened, I just expressed some breast milk after each feeding (only a few drops needed) and rubbed that on my nipples.  This actually seemed to work better than any lanolin or other cream for cracking and pain and dryness.  I would recommend this.

  • The Medela stains terribly. I prefer the Lansinoh.
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  • Before I had to get a prescription nipple ointment, I was using straight olive oil.  I had tried the medela lanolin and liked it well enough, but I was having serious nipple pain and redness, and my LC reminded me that lanolin is a wool product...and I have a known wool sensitivity.  Ooops.  Still having pain and soreness, but at least I know it isn't from a wool allergy now!

    Just something to consider...if sweaters make you itchy, maybe try a non-lanolin product!

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