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Hi ladies -
I've still got plenty of time for this, but I'm curious - I've seen a lot of people recommend lanolin to help keep nipples moisturized while BFing, but I'm allergic to it! Has anyone found a good alternative?
Google pulled up a few things. Here's one:
sunkissed7804:Put your own breast milk on them! I would take one of my cloth bra pads and soak it in breast milk and keep it on my nipples for about 20 minute stretches at a time. It was very soothing.
This. I never did the breast pad thing, but I always expressed some milk and rubbed it in and allowed to air dry before snapping my bra closed again (when practical).
SouthSideDrea:use breastmilk and let your nipples dry. Coconut oil if more moisturizer is needed.
THIS. When my nips were messed up during the first two weeks of nursing the lanolin made them feel like they were on fire. I hated it. I eventually got some triple ointment with a steroid in it from my lactation consultant, but breastmilk was the best in the interim.