Monday, July 16, 2012

Lansinoh Lifesavers, A Breastfeeding Product Review


Last week I posted about tips for successful breastfeeding. To follow-up on those tips, today I am going to review a few products from Lansinoh that were literally lifesavers. I'm very excited to announce Mrs. Mommy Product Blogger's first giveaway ever! Lansinoh has been kind enough to provide a gift package for one lucky mama, mama-to-be, or even a kind friend of  a prego or breastfeeding mama. Please see the rafflecopter application at the bottom of this page for details on how to enter.


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.


 2.  Soothies gel pads by Lansinoh

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.

                            

Thanks for reading! Also, a big thank you to Lansinoh for providing today's giveaway prizes.
 Please sign up through rafflecopter below to win!
Also, check back next week for another round of product reviews/giveaways from the mOmma Line of feeding products by Lansinoh!

UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Congrats to the winner,
Kristina J.


Disclosure: I was provided a product or products for free in order to trial the items. All opinions are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC regulations. 

70 comments:

  1. My mom and I have amazing immune systems and she breastfed me for 6 months, so I'm looking forward to breastfeeding my little one and hopefully passing on all the same good stuff to him!

    vicki at webcatalyst dot net

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    1. Thats great Vicki! Breastmilk is the goodstuff for sure! If your able and motivated to do it its wonderful.

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  2. Also, maybe it's just me but I can't follow either Twitter accounts and can't view the Facebook page. Not sure what's going on but I'd like to become a follower!

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    1. I think you should be to follow Lansinoh and I on Twitter now. Please let me know if you have any further problems! Thanks for wanting to follow us!! :)

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    2. Awesome, thanks - everything's working now! Maybe it was something on my end since my internet's been weird lately. Thanks again!

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  3. I have never used Lansinoh before. Would love to try it and win the giveaway

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    1. Thank you for checking out my blog and entering the giveaway! I appreciate it!

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  4. Awesome Giveaway!! Thanks

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    1. No problem! Thanks for entering. Just FYI I have lots more Mamma/Baby giveaways to come this month.

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  5. I love the Lasinoh disposable breast pads, they work great and are very comfortable! I'm happy that my baby is able to get nutrients from the breastmilk :)

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    1. Glad you like them! I think they really are a great product too!

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  6. The soothies sound great! I have a ten week old and have been using Avent's cold gel packs for relief, but they are huge and show through my shirt.

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    1. Jillian,
      Congrats on the baby! Very exciting times. You definately need to get yourself some Soothies!!! I promise it will be worth it.

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  7. I'm looking to providing my child the wonderful health benefits - yea antibodies!!!

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  8. I loved everything about breastfeeding! It is such a wonderful gift to provide to my children, full of everything they need. Truly the perfect food. I breastfed my daughter through a tongue tie, bad latch, mastitis, teething, teeth (and biting) and am still nursing her at 2 years old, while I am currently 30 weeks pregnant with our second daughter! I cannot wait until she is born. :-)

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    1. Cassandra,
      Breastfeeding certainly can be amazing and challenging at the same time. I commend you for being such a strong Mama and overcoming all the challenges that you did!! That is truely awesome!! Just curious but do you plan on tandem breastfeeding? Congrats on the new babe on the way. Wishing you good health and a safe delivery!

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  9. I loved feeling this close indescribable bond to my son. I loved knowing that I was his life source and helping him grow.

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    1. I feel the same way! Sometimes I think to myself, "WOW Im feeding someone with my body and its actually working!!" Cheesy, I know, but its true.

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  10. i love breastfeeding. i think my favorite is how she looks at me, all contented and full. but i also am very impressed with my body, sustaining a life, soley on milk for 6 months.

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  11. I loved knowing that I was providing my babies with the best nutrient possible at that time in life. That it was saving money was an added benefit. Love their contented and satisfied look after feedings.

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    1. Gotta love making your baby happy and healthy all the while saving money!

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  12. I love being able to give my baby the best start. I love the snuggling. He's 18 mos now & will toddler over, say' mum mums' & lift up my shirt. It's absolutely adorable. I thought I'd miss the gummy grin, but he just keeps getting cuter. :)

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  13. I love giving my baby the best that I can :)!
    eksummit (at) gmail (dot)com

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    1. Absolutely. Its great that you can!

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    1. I'm so glad you found a line that fits your needs!

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  15. My baby is almost 5 months. I love that its our special close time and that he's gone from 7 lbs 11oz to 15 lbs with just what I created :) Sarah at realtorsd.com

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    1. Isn't crazy how they grow so fast? Congrats on being able to breastfeed your little man!

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  16. I just love how great it feels to know I am giving my baby food to eat and lots of snuggles while she does it

    ykatrina at hotmail dot com

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  17. Looking forward to breastfeeding because it will provide the best nutrition possible, for my son!
    jenniswift @yahoo.com
    jenn

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    1. Glad your looking forward to it! Sending you best wishes for a smooth start.

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  18. I loved brest feeding! I cant wait to do it again! Such a bonding experience! :)

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    1. Thats awesome that you loved it! How long did you breastfeed your first?

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  19. I am looking forward to breastfeeding. I have heard so many wonderful things about how it helps you bond and gives your baby the most nutrition.

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    1. It really is wonderfully bonding! Goodluck in your breastfeeding future! :)

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  20. I'm getting ready to breastfeed my fourth child and couldn't be more excited! I did it with all my kids and it's such a blessing! There are so many great things about it - I couldn't list all of them :-)

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    1. Wow! To breastfeed 4 children is quite the commitment and very impressive. I hope you are very proud of yourself and your dedication to your children!! You certainly should be.

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  21. I love the health benefits that I give my son. I also love how much it comforts him immediately and allows us to spend time together. I giggle every time he sees my breast and goes cross-eyed with excitement about eating. So adorable.

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    1. The cross-eyed boob happiness is so funny! If you described that to someone that had not breastfed they might think it was strange. I, however, know exactly what you mean! Love it.

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    1. The bonding time is the best. Happy Breastfeeding!

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  23. I loved breastfeeding my son! It's just an all around amazing experience! Sadly I was only able to BF for about 10 weeks because my milk just randomly dried up. I am however looking forward to breastfeeding much longer with our next one. Thanks for the great giveaway!

    serenityspeaks at ymail dot com

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    1. You should be proud of your 10 weeks of breastfeeding! It's no easy task. Good luck on your next one!

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  24. i'm looking forward to the bonding time spent with my baby! heather.loftus@aol.com

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  25. I'm looking forward to the special bonding time that comes from breastfeeding!

    hannah k on the form

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  26. im looking forward to saving money and improving his health! scg00387 at yahoo dot com

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  27. There is so much I love about breastfeeding. I love the bonding, knowing my babies are getting everything they need and the money we save not having to buy formula. Not having to wash bottles is another big plus, I hate dishes.
    l_dog542 at yahoo dot com

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    1. Less dishes = major major positive!

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  28. Its a gift! However not looking forward to the first couple of ouchy weeks!

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    1. The first "ouchy weeks" are not fun, however, oh so worth it if you can make it through!

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  29. I love how healthy it is for Momma and baby.

    My Name: Heather Abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  30. I love breastfeeding and have been breastfeeding nearly all of the last 21 years. I am currently tandem feeding my youngest 2. :)
    I hope this is open to Australians because it didn't say I couldn't enter so I have, hope that is ok!

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    1. Wow. 21 years?!?! Do you mean 21 months?!

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    2. No, I mean 21 years :) I have 11 kids, and have loved breastfeeding each of them :)

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    3. WOW!! Your a breastfeeding machine! That is truely incredible. Congrats!

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    4. Thanks! I couldn't imagine feeding them any other way. I have learnt a lot along the journey...my first had to be weaned at 5 months because he was losing weight, and the 2nd nearly went the same way. I persisted though, and have managed to keep breastfeeding going for around 2 years with most of the others :)

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  31. I'm looking forward to the bonding time and giving my child the most nutritious food :)

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  32. i love so many things: I am giving my baby what is best, its free, i love the bond that we share, i love that i dont have to prepare anything

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    1. As hard and consuming as breast feeding can be I also love the lack of preparation! Where ever we are... So is the milk!

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  33. I love the bond with my baby. I love how it makes me feel happy and helps me bounce back afer birth

    Kathrynrose12 at hotmail dot com

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    1. Bonding and bouncing back are major pluses!

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  34. the bonding is the best part

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  35. Sounds weird, but I love breastfeeding at night! I love to lay and cuddle with my baby without interruptions or distractions.

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  36. Not weird at all! Nighttime quiet cuddles are wonderful!

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  37. I used this cream when I was nursing too. It was so soothing! And you can often find coupons online to save some money on them too.

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