Product Review: Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Cream

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Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Cream
$8 at Walmart

Rating: 5 out of 10

Description:

Ointment used to treat sore, dry, cracked nipples of nursing mothers

Pros:

  • I haven’t actually used this as a nipple cream, but I did use it on dry, cracked skin.  It basically has the same effect as vaseline and seals the cracked skin.  Based on what I’ve heard from people I know, it does work as a nipple ointment.

Cons:

  • This stuff is THICK, making it very hard to squeeze out of the tube.  It’s also very hard to spread around on the skin.  You basically have to melt it between your fingers before applying.
  • It leaves your skin (and hands!) incredibly sticky.  I’m not talking aloe vera or lotion sticky.  I’m talking someone just poured tree sap on your hands, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation sticky.

  • Your pets may start licking where you applied this ointment.  How did I find this out? I put Lanolin cream on my feet because they’ve been extremely dry and everything I’ve tried hasn’t worked. Well, Pip and Sawyer (my kitties) started following me around, incessantly sniffing my feet. This was strange. So, I looked up lanolin…. made from a waxy substance secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool producing sheep. Ahh….. so the cats wanted to eat the waxy sheep sweat on my feet. Gross.

My Advice:

Find something else that has a vaseline consistency, i.e., smooth and not sticky.  Make sure it is all natural or safe if it gets in baby’s mouth since he/she will be putting mouth to nipple.  I don’t know any other nipple creams, but if you do, please share in the comments so other women can search the product!