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Why you need lanolin from Lansinoh if you’re breastfeeding

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Ahhh. Lansinoh.

 

Nobody tells you you’ll probably want to kill yourself if you start breastfeeding and it doesn’t go well in the hospital. One word: OUCH!!! There will be cracks. There will be blood. But take heart, it will get better…frankly even if baby’s latch doesn’t ever become perfect. More on this another time.

Do yourself a favour and just bring the Lansinoh with you to the hospital if you’re planning to breastfeed.

A well-meaning nurse said to me as I was lying in my hospital bed “Oh, just express some milk and rub it on the cracks.”

Not very useful if your milk hasn’t come in yet.

When I got home and got a truly gifted lactation consultant to visit me, she said, “Use the Lansinoh, push it into the crack, but only on the nipple.” THANK GOD FOR HER. It made a big difference.

So ladies, just use it. It’s safe for baby and it’s soothing.

Some like Medela lanolin better, to each there own…but for me, milk didn’t work.

-GBS

What Cillian is doing: Sleeping on his tummy on my bed. Hey, I didn’t put him that way, he rolled over on his own!

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