Lansinoh Lanolin

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In a nutshell

Get instant relief for sore nipples with this all natural product, which you don't need to remove before breastfeeding

  • Pros

    Instantly soothes, can leave on while breastfeeding, can be used for more than just nipples

  • Cons

    Thick sticky texture can make it difficult to apply

Our review

Sore, cracked nipples are the bane of many a new breastfeeding mum - but Lansinoh Lanolin offers instant pain relief and helps healing, making feeding easier for both mother and baby.

It's made from high grade, 100% pure lanolin (which comes from sheep's fleece) and is the only nipple cream to receive the British Allergy Foundation's Seal of Approval. Let’s face it, you don’t want any nasty chemicals passing into your precious baby’s mouth.

What we love

Instant pain relief is hard to beat, as well as the fact that you don't have to wipe this product off before breastfeeding. My baby didn't seem to notice it at all, even though it made feeding much easier for me.

In the early weeks of breastfeeding - when you feel like you're doing nothing else but nursing - your nipples get a real workout. This product is really soothing when you're not sure you can face another feed, even when you are both more practiced at feeding. Immediate pain relief is an obvious draw card, but mums with seriously cracked nipples will be pleased to know that the healing starts almost as quickly.

There are no bells and whistles, it just works! I also found it really good for cracked lips and dry cuticles.

What to watch out for

The thick texture means the product can be hard to apply if it's stored in a cold bathroom - it's also hard to get off your fingers and your baby can get a sticky face! It can also leave greasy stains on clothing - make sure you use breast pads or stock up on stain remover. It’s expensive, but a little goes a long way and a tube lasts for ages.

Who is Lansinoh Lanolin best for?

New mums battling with sore nipples… and chapped lips, nappy rash, itchy stretch marks and dry skin!

MadeForMums verdict

Lansinoh Lanolin is an essential product for any new mum - it's soothing, safe and easy to use. It may seem expensive, but a little goes a long way and it can also be used by babies and new dads too!