1. Lansinoh Lanolin
Nipples take a beating when your a breastfeeding novice. Lanolin is one of many products marketed to help soothe and protect dry or cracked nipples. I personally used Lansinoh Lanolin for several weeks following delivery of my baby and it seemed to really aid in the healing process. One of the reasons I chose Lanolin was that it is safe for you and for your baby - no need to remove it prior to breastfeeding. I was also reassured by the fact that Lansinoh Lanolin is recommended by La Leche League, an international breast-feeding advocacy group.
Although slightly yellowish in the tube, Lansinoh Lanolin is colorless and odorless once applied. This was a big positive for me. The consistency is smooth and creamy. Paired with some breast pads to prevent smearing onto your bra's, this product is a great buy for the new breastfeeding Mother.
Soothies are my personal favorite breastfeeding products! I would store them in the fridge prior to use, and then place them over my nipples for amazing cooling relief. I often used these gel pads in my bra when I needed to leave the house. It prevented my scabby nipples from sticking to my bra, and protected me from additional chafing. These gel pads were a godsend. I urge every breastfeeding mama to go and pick up a set of these.
It is important to note that these gel pads can only be reused for up to 72 hours. For three days of use $9.99 may seem like a steep price, however, I whole-heartedly felt this was 10 bucks well spent. In fact, I loved the Soothies so much that I sent my husband back to the store for 2 more sets (he loved that).
3. Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads
Leakage with nursing (particularly in the beginning) is an unfortunate reality in the nursing mama's life. To combat embarrassing wet spots and prevent unsightly clothing stains, Lansinoh disposable nursing pads rock! These nursing pads are soft to the skin and yet not lumpy or noticeable through the clothing. They also have a special polymer and stay-dry lining which wicks wetness away from the skin. The special lining prevented my skin from staying damp and my clothes from becoming soiled. My only wish for improvement of these nursing pads is a larger area of adhesive. That being said, I found this product to be a lifesaver during my first weeks of breastfeeding and give it my highest recommendation.
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