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nipple creams - recommendations?

(25 Posts)
vic891 Wed 06-Apr-05 16:42:07

a few choices in mothercare - wondered if anyone could recommend one over the others?

bossykate Wed 06-Apr-05 16:43:27

lansinoh is the business.

bundle Wed 06-Apr-05 16:44:18

i used kamillosan (can be used for nappy rash too) but these days lasinoh is indeed the biz.

rodeo1 Wed 06-Apr-05 21:31:16

I think I used a whole tube of Kamillosan on my nips, oh god, they were so so sore!! it makes me want to cry just thinking about it! I've got to go through it again soon Aggghhh!

pixiefish Wed 06-Apr-05 21:32:07

I used kamillosan

PrettyCandles Wed 06-Apr-05 21:33:14


NannyJo Wed 06-Apr-05 21:33:29

i spent a fortune on lasinoh, what a waste of money!! Kamillosan was however great and a lot nicer to use as well imo. HTH

lockets Wed 06-Apr-05 21:35:15

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Tipex Wed 06-Apr-05 21:58:51

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kama Wed 06-Apr-05 22:02:53

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Cooperoo Sat 09-Apr-05 11:26:21

Kamillosan, but don't pay for it. They should give it to you on prescription/ at the hospital. They did with me anyway.

2boyz Sat 09-Apr-05 13:55:30

I tried creams, but found it a pain having to wash off before feeding. Cabbage leaves from the fridge are cooling, but the best thing for me was as recommended by the hospital breastfeeding help group - express milk and rub on. If nipples are really, really sore it could be that babe is not latched on properly - ask mw / breastfeeding group for advice.

Pruni Sat 09-Apr-05 14:14:34

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franch Sat 09-Apr-05 14:34:42

Another vote for lansinoh. I used to apply this then cover the nipple with a tiny square of Gelonet (available from your GP) when my nipples were cracked - this stopped them sticking to the breast pad/bra (ouch).

I got so sore I ended up having to express from the broken side till it healed. Do get help from a b/f counsellor/midwife/HV if you need it.


mumof4kids Sat 09-Apr-05 23:25:33

I'm trying the Advent "Soothing Nipple Cream" at the moment, seems quite good, also has a bonus as you don't have to wash it off first before feeding . I presume it's a new product as I haven't come across it before now!!!

spod Sat 09-Apr-05 23:27:27

kamillosan. the smell of it reminds me of when dd first came home.... and when my nipples were really sore...... great stuff!

Polgara2 Sat 09-Apr-05 23:29:46

Another vote for Kamillosan - fantastic stuff!

beansontoast Sat 09-Apr-05 23:35:58

ahhh the smell of it...another vote for kamillosan

edam Sat 09-Apr-05 23:39:07

I agree with 2boyz, expressed milk is better than any cream. I did use Kamillosan and found it helpful but expressed milk was the business.

kama Sat 09-Apr-05 23:44:12

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hunkermunker Sat 09-Apr-05 23:45:44

I used kamillosan, which you don't have to wash off, but I did wipe it off because it was making DS's mouth too slidey and affecting the latch (which took a while to get right anyway).

stitch Sun 10-Apr-05 00:39:14

lasinoh, but best is to squeeze out some milk and just rub it round the nipple

JoolsToo Sun 10-Apr-05 00:40:05


stitch Sun 10-Apr-05 00:41:03

jools, can i please have some of your happy stuff too?

stitch Sun 10-Apr-05 00:42:04

shit, i mean, you seem to be in a really good mood today, and i would like to be in a good mood too.
dont mean to be pervy when asking for happy stuff.

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