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Recommend me a good nipple cream?

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HadALittleFaithBaby Tue 23-Apr-13 10:22:22

Ideally without lanolin in it....lanolin tends to irritate my skin but I'm BF and now DD is 9 days old they're getting tender. She latching well so they aren't broken or anything, they're just tender and I want to keep them intact/comfortable.

GrandPoohBah Tue 23-Apr-13 11:35:17

Most good nipple creams do have lanolin in, afaik. Try rubbing a bit of breast milk into them and allowing them to air dry, also nipple shields for when you're not nursing can help?

KatAndKit Tue 23-Apr-13 13:00:37

I think there is something called Cammilosan or something like that but I think it is one that you have to wash off each time before feeding. I found squeezing out a bit of milk onto mine after a feed helped.

HadALittleFaithBaby Tue 23-Apr-13 16:21:31

I checked Boots own and it seemed to be lanolin free. The breast milk tip is a good one, started using that so thanks! I do have nipple shields too which help.

NotSoNervous Tue 23-Apr-13 16:21:49

Lanolin was brilliant forme

NotSoNervous Tue 23-Apr-13 16:22:36

Oh sorry not very helpful hmm

abi2790 Tue 23-Apr-13 19:00:28

Midwife told me that rubbing a bit of breast milk around your nipple really helps smile

McBaby Tue 23-Apr-13 19:47:00

Also allergic to lanolin. Vasaline or multi man balm worked for me. Everything else including kamilosan seemed to have lanolin in if.

FattyMcChubster Tue 23-Apr-13 20:07:39

Yy to breast milk advice ^
This was the only thing that helped mine.
(you can also use breastmilk for all sorts of things- heals skin of baby scratches their face, helps with cradle cap and loads more)

HadALittleFaithBaby Tue 23-Apr-13 20:29:00

Yes DD had conjunctivitis and the midwife said clean it with cotton and cooled boiled water and the last wipe put a few drops of breast milk on a cotton pad. Cleared up quickly! And DH wonders why I'm so adamant about breast feeding! grin

I tried the Vaseline - definitely a winner! Will try a combo I think.

MoreSnowPlease Tue 23-Apr-13 20:33:13

I used this, it was great

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