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Weathergirl1 Tue 29-Oct-19 12:30:42

FTM here and booked in for a CS next week at 37 weeks (due to PPROM and breech - it seems I'm carrying an awkward little bugger!) and so am trying to get everything prepared on the double quick as I was expecting to have a few more weeks to sort these things out!

I am totally befuddled with the different options out there so would really appreciate any recommendations on this.

Just been on the Boots website and can see 4 different options for nipple cream:

Essentiel Vie Nipple Cream
Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream
Multi-Mam Balm
Weleda Nipple Balm

All appear to not contain any nasties (important to me!) and you don't need to remove them prior to feeding.

Many thanks in advance!

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FairfaxAikman Tue 29-Oct-19 12:32:02

Moo Goo Mudder Udder balk was my go to.

FairfaxAikman Tue 29-Oct-19 12:32:14


chocodrops Tue 29-Oct-19 12:35:32

Lansinoh - easily available and it works. You may not need it at all 🤞

Good luck 🌸

firstimemamma Tue 29-Oct-19 12:36:35

I can't remember which one I bought but I remember one tip from my local breast feeding counsellor - use the stuff very sparingly! The skin needs to breathe. If you slap it on with every feed you may develop problems. Good luck.

yellowallpaper Tue 29-Oct-19 22:28:06


GrumpyHoonMain Tue 29-Oct-19 22:31:51

Lanisoh as it can be used on your lips too if you need gas and air (causes dry lips).

WhatTiggersDoBest Wed 30-Oct-19 01:43:48

I've been using Lansinoh because it's the one that's available everywhere. Perfect if you can't get to the shops and need to do a Tesco/ASDA/wherever online grocery order (which I did because I had to have a CS, too, and DH doesn't drive, and even after I could drive, I found it hard to walk long enough/fast enough to go around the supermarket and do a full shop until DS was about 8 weeks old). I'm also using multi-mam compresses which I'm not sure how I feel about. They make you feel like you're doing something about your sore nipples, but I'm not sure they're very effective for me. I also have used ice cubes wrapped in kitchen roll when it gets really bad (take the lanolin off first).

tattychicken Wed 30-Oct-19 12:45:23

Lansinoh. Not cheap but lasts for ages, and as a PP said it's a great lip balm too.

MildDrPepperAddiction Wed 30-Oct-19 12:50:10

I always found coconut oil helpful or Weleda.

Good luck with feeding, it's a lovely bond.

AmIThough Wed 30-Oct-19 12:51:29

Lansinoh sorted me out in 2 days. Fabulous!

DamnitCharlie Wed 30-Oct-19 12:54:01

Lansinoh definitely! Use sparingly before and after every feed. Also good for baby's lips if they get a bit dry.

Char20499 Wed 30-Oct-19 12:54:48

Definitely lansinoh it works so well!

FriedasCarLoad Wed 30-Oct-19 13:03:59

Lansinoh was great. But then I’ve never tried a different one!

Weathergirl1 Sat 02-Nov-19 13:34:45

Thank you for the recommendations! I've just been and got some of the Weleda one as it was on offer at Boots but I am guessing that I will probably be trying the others at some point too! Going to have a go with it later as I've started collecting colostrum.

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Fraggling Sat 02-Nov-19 13:37:05

Lansinoh is the best imo

FinallyGotAnIPhone Sat 02-Nov-19 22:33:37


melonballer1234 Thu 07-Nov-19 16:16:35

Has anyone tired the superdrug nipple cream?! it’s only 99p which seems to cheap to be any good!

RiggedUpSquare Fri 08-Nov-19 23:00:05

Another vote for lansinoh

Miracle cream!

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