Whats up with Lanolin? Pros & Cons?

I plan on breast feading after our baby is born but am unshure about useing Lanolin. I have read and herd that it isent good for the baby but I have also read and herd that its okay. Im not shure wich to believe, Help me please! I want to make the right decision for our babys health. So should I use Lanolin or not?

13 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Too me it was too sticky. Even when I tried to wash my finger the stick would still be there, other than that it was ok.

  • ?
    4 days ago

    Lanolin Safe For Baby

  • Jill
    1 month ago

    I used it and it was a total lifesaver! My nipples were SO sore and painful for the first few days of breastfeeding, it was awful! The lanolin helped loads…

    Make sure that if you DO decide to use it that you use pure lanolin, such as lanisoh. If you use stuff with additives, you have to wash it off before you feed the baby.

  • some chick
    1 month ago

    The lanolin cream was a lifesaver for me. I had horribly sore, cracked nipples at first. (Expressed milk didn’t help at all.)

    It’s also great for diaper rashes, drool rashes, and chapped lips and cheeks.

    As others have said, make sure to get the pure lanolin. It’s safe for baby.

  • Earthquality
    1 month ago

    Congratulations… great bonding experience. I’d suggest washing it off right before you feed the baby so you can rest your nerves…..Have you ever heard of the la leche league. its an orginazation for breastfeeding mothers. I would suggest you get the Lansinoh Lanolin because if I remember correctly it has the la leche symbol on it. Check it out at the store…. also the website for la leche is http://www.llli.org/

  • ?
    1 month ago

    There are no cons for it, it’s safe, nontoxic, tasteless. If someone says it’s too greasy, they’re using too much. You need just a bare smear on your finger, then rub your fingers together to warm it up and help it spread. Seriously, a tube will last you two years lol!

    Pros are that it absorbs, is safe for the baby to nurse so you don’t have to wash it off, AND you can use it for much more than your nipples, like chapstick, cuticle rub, rough elbows and knees, diaper cream…

  • Expecting Baby #2
    1 month ago

    I used it for the first few days but stopped using it because my baby hated to be breastfed due to the texture the lanolin leaves behind (greasy). It’s good for when you pump it helps and prevents you from getting blisters from the pump.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    There is nothing wrong with PURE lanolin, I have never seen anything to suggest otherwise.

    However lanolin really doesn’t have any benefits over expressed milk or olive oil.

  • ?
    5 days ago

    what do you want the pump for? If you only want one for occasional use i would get a hand pump. I have a medela harmony and i love it… don’t use too much tho… If you plan on pumping a little more than that, a small electric one would be great. Like the Medela Swing.. If you are exclusively pumping I would invest in the big Medela pump.. the one that can do both sides at once! Saves lots of time!

  • ?
    4 days ago


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