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Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Review

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For raw, chapped nipples Lansinoh’s HPA Lanolin ointment is a nursing essential – it’s like a magic potion, soothing soreness with immediate effect. The cream is all natural and does not need to be removed before feeding. It comes in an easy-dispense tube but because the cream is quite thick, it emits with difficulty in winter months; just warn the tube between your hands and the ointment will squeeze out smoothly.

The cream is also a great multi-purpose product, working well on dry hands, lips and even on nappy-encased bottoms. It’s a nursing mum’s best friend – a product that outlasts the trials and tribulations of breastfeeding; you won't leave home without it. 

Lansinoh’s HPA Lanolin works well to soothe and protect sore, cracked nipples. It’s a thick, sticky balm that might stain your clothes (so be careful) and takes longer to absorb than other similar products but the relief it offers is nothing less than magic. It is fragrance-free and 100% natural, and can be left on while feeding baby. A little goes a long way and although a 40ml tube of Lanolin could be considered pricey, the product will last forever. An absolute lifesaver!

Tested by mum Deborah Lemon for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

This is a total necessity for any new mum. With both my babies I have used this cream and it has really worked for me. I applied it regularly and didn't ever get sore nipples when other friends have done. The purple tube is distinctive and easy to find in your handbag and the cream dispenses easily.

How did this product make your life easier?     

Not having sore nipples when breastfeeding is essential, it enables you to establish and continue to breastfeed your baby which is the most important thing ever. This cream is a key part of the toolkit that can help to make this happen! It doesn't so much make your life easier - it actively helps you on your breastfeeding journey.

Would you choose this product to win?

I wouldn't even look at another product, this is the one that works for me and many other mums and I'll stick to the best. The formula, the packaging and the colour of the tube all work brilliantly. I don't think it could be improved unless it could breastfeed for you! I'll continue to buy this for my pregnant friends.

What changes would you make to this product?

Perhaps having the option of 'one shot' small dose sachets could be useful? So you don't need to take the tube out in your handbag. Otherwise I am not sure how this could be improved at all. Perhaps leaflets with information on how to apply it, how to avoid mastitis etc? The brand is a known expert so people would trust advice coming from them.

Tested by mum Vikki Hind for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

Although quite expensive the Lansinoh HPA lanolin is fantastic stuff that has results almost instantly. It doesn't need to be removed before feeding and I found it moisturised my little man's lips while feeding which helped with the blister he got when learning to feed. The tube is easy to throw into the changing bag to have when on the go too.

How did this product make your life easier?     

The lanolin does not need to be removed before breastfeeding which means there is no messing around while baby is waiting to be fed and you can top up the lanolin when needed.

Would you choose this product to win?

Lansinoh HPA lanolin is a useful product for the early days when breastfeeding is being established. However, after the first few months I feel it's not as necessary and it is expensive to not need to use a lot. 

What changes would you make to this product?

The only thing that I feel needs changing with Lansinoh HPA Lanolin is the price. It feels expensive compared to others especially when it may not be used for very long. There is nothing else I would change about this product as it is easy to use and provides instant relief to sore and fracked nipples.

Tested by mum Kate Daniel for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

This cream really is a life saver in the early days of having a new born I cannot reccomend it highly enough. I was given a small sachet of this from the midwife on the maternity unit and I haven't looked back since. It provided me with immense relief in the early days of breastfeeding and saved my nipples from being extremely sore.

How did this product make your life easier?     

This cream saved my breasts and nipples! Without it I don't know how long I would have breastfed for. I used it on day 2 after giving birth and have not looked back since. I used th cream after every feed and it helped to keep my breasts soft and pain free. I noticed a difference after the first application! 

Would you choose this product to win?

It really did make my life easier in those first few weeks of being a new mum. It provided me with pain relief and was a handy product to have in my bag out and about. It was also great as could leave on whilst breastfeeding so able to apply throughout the day! I also used it on my babies nappy rash and my dry lips!

What changes would you make to this product?

The only thing I would change about this product is the price, it is quite pricey however for a small tube it does last a long time. And it is the only product in the market that does such a good job on sore cracked nipples. The thickness of cream can also make it slightly difficult to apply quickly.

Tested by mum Gemma Panwar for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

The cream/ointment is really easy to use and you only need a little bit as it goes along way. The tube was easy to carry around with me in my changing bag and to put on when needed when out. The cream needed warming up a little bit before putting on as it was very thick so by warming the tube it eas easier to apply.

How did this product make your life easier?     

It helps with sore nipples and repairing any damage that is done. It is better then other creams as you don't have to wash it off before you feed the baby which meant it was very easy for me to use and fed when out as I didn't have to worry about wiping it before I fed my baby. I know a lot of mums that used this cream to help at the early stages of breastfeeding.

Would you choose this product to win?

It is pure and so you dont have to worry about taking it off before you feed your baby and so it makes feeding quicker and easier, especially during those early stages when you just want to concentrate on latching the baby on, not having to worry about wiping your cream off! I also found it very handy to use as the tube was easy to squeeze with one hand.

What changes would you make to this product?

The cream is very thick and so can be hard to apply straight from the tube; it is easier to apply once it is warmed between your fingers, but I don't think could actually be changed at all because it is just the product. I do think there needs to be a warning on the back saying not to leave it near something hot, I accidentally left it near a radiator and when I opened it the cream just poured out and I wasted a lot of expensive cream!

Tested by mum Charlotte Xanthidis for the M&B Awards 2017:

Would you recommend this to other mums?    

This is a MUST HAVE product for all breastfeeding mums. Those early weeks are really tough going on your nipples and this cream helps soothe the pain and heal the cracked sore skin. It's great to be able to use it frequently and not need to remove it before feeds - especially helpful during the mammoth cluster feeding sessions! Without this cream I'm sure j would have given up breastfeeding!

How did this product make your life easier?     

You can use it as often as you like and don't need to remove it before feeds which makes life much easier. It's helps you heal and allows you to keep breastfeeding even when your nipples are very sore. It also acts as a great lubricant when using nipple shields to reduce friction and make feeding even more comfortable.

Would you choose this product to win?

It comes in a handy size tube and you never need more than one tube so offers great value for money. It is very easy to apply despite its thickness which means not running into sore skin required! Every mum I know recommends this brand and I have never known anyone buy or use anything different! It also makes a great lip balm or cream for very dry areas of skin!

What changes would you make to this product?

The packaging is quite bland and has barely changed in the last 5 years. Whilst the colour and packaging are instantly recognisable, modernising it a bit would be good. 

Tested by mum Jenny Mawee for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

Breastfeeding can be very challenging, there are so many things that can affect a correct latch.  We are all beginners at first, this cream provides instant relief which in some cases can be what may be the reason behind giving up on breastfeeding in the early stages

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

For instant relief for breastfeeding pain, this cream is a miracle worker.  No new mum should be without it.  Using this cream takes the fear out of when the next feed is due.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Clearer packaging as a breastfeeding friendly nipple pain relief cream.

Tested by mum Elizabeth Emmanuel for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

This wonderful lilac tube of cream really helps me. I seem to be prone to cracked nipples, and was seriously thinking of stopping breastfeeding. Now the cream soothes my nipples and I'll be feeding my little one for quite a while yet!

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

This product has been amazing.  I did not want to stop breastfeeding, but it was getting too painful.  Luckily this cream seems to have done the trick!  

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

I wish I had come across it sooner!

Tested by mum Caroline Tedford for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

I don't think any breastfeeding Mum can do without this tube of relief for cracked nipples.  It certainly enabled me to continue breastfeeding.

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

I did not realise just how common cracked nipples were in breastfeeding mums.  his cream certainly put an end to the agony I had been suffering.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Every Mum should be sent home from hospital with a little lilac tube!

Tested by mum Carolann Dick for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

This wonderful cream relieved the soreness within a few hours. I was getting desperate and knew my baby could probably sense my discomfort (that's putting it mildly)!  Now I'm never without a tube!

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

I've got a tube of this cream at home and one in the nappy bag for relief when we are out. It's really helped me to decide to carry on breastfeeding.

Tested by mum Natalie Turnball for the M&B Awards 2016:

Why would you recommend this product to a friend/fellow mum?

It's good to know that this wonderful cream is all natural with nothing harmful in it that would be bad for my baby.  I don't know what I would do without it now!  I've always got a spare one!

How does this product make your life easier as a mum?

It's great being able to feed my baby without going through agony.  I didn't realise that breast feeding could lead to such painful nipples!  Now they are soothed and by an all natural product.

If you could change one thing about this product what would it be?

Every woman should know about this product!

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