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Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Review

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Mother&Baby Awards
  • 2020 Gold Best New Mum/Maternity Skincare Product
  • 2020 Gold Best Product for Breastfeeding (excluding breast pumps)

At a glance:

The Lansinoh HPA Lanolin nipple cream is a simple, but effective product we love. Made from natural ingredients, you don’t need to wipe it off before feeding your baby. To top things off, it’s also great value for money.

How did this product make your life easier?

Joanne: I’ve used this product before and love the fact it’s safe for babies as well as mums. There are not many products on the market that are safe for both so it helps a huge amount knowing I don’t have to wash to off before feeding my baby. My baby is exclusively breastfed and tends to cluster feed a lot so Lansinoh has been a godsend in terms of ease to use and no faff.

Sheila: I had a couple of tubes of this in different rooms of the house, I used prophylactically during the first few weeks and didn’t get any nipple issues. I’m not sure if I would have got problems if I didn’t use the cream, but I was willing to try to prevent problems happening. Easy to dispense from a compact tube.

Amy: This product makes my life easy as a breastfeeding mum, to have a cream I can just pop in the changing bag. The tube is just the right size and it seems to last ages. You only need a small amount at a time, it is so easy to apply and just feels like the most natural thing you could use. No need to worry about removing before baby feeds!

Would you recommend this to other mums?

Rebecca: I would recommend it because quite simply, it works! Having tried other nipple creams, I personally feel that there is nothing on the market that compares quite like it. All mums recommend this as the go-to nipple products. It comes in a handy size that is small enough to pop in your handbag and take with you on the go with discrete packaging that could easily pass as a hand cream.

Beverley: I would recommend this product to a friend or fellow mum because it is easy to use and it does what it says on the package. I like the way that it is a small tube so it is easily transportable in my nappy bag and I can pop it on my nipples discreetly. I also like the fact that you don’t need to have pads or other things to use it.

Joanne: I’d recommend Lansinoh because of its versatility and the fact it lasts absolutely ages! You only need the tiniest bit and it goes a long way. It can be used for breastfeeding on cracked and sore nipples with no risk to the baby which is a massive bonus. It also comes in handy for stubborn dry patches elsewhere.

Would you choose this product to win?

Merav: I have never used other products on the market but this would be my go-to product as you can continue to feed whilst using it and it appears to work. I like that there is no smell as I think that would put me off as a new mum starting their breastfeeding journey. It is a trusted brand and recommended widely in breastfeeding circles.

Sophie: This was the first cream I ever tried when it came to nipple care. As it worked so well, I never felt the need to look for another cream. So I decided to choose this product because it is easy to get hold of from most shops or online. It is useful, effective, simple to use and good value for money.

Kate: When I had my first baby 7 years ago, HPA Lanolin was highly recommended to apply after each feed with a newborn to stop nipples from getting sore. It is still often recommended now, but there are now lots of similar products on the market and it's hard to see why HPA Lanolin is any better. Yes, it is really helpful to have a product to soothe nipples when there is frequent feeding and the latch might not yet be perfect, but HPA Lanolin can be hard to get out of the tube and some other similar products stand out more to me for their packaging or cost or additional uses. The main reason I would choose the HPA Lanolin over other products is that it has been around for a long time which provides some reassurance around its safety.

What changes would you make to this product?

Hannah: If I could change one thing about the product it would be consistency. As it is slightly thick it does not tend to wash off hands the easiest and I have found it difficult to wash off my hands. It is also quite expensive when compared to other creams etc on the market but that is understandable when you compare the effectiveness.

Amy: I really can't think of anything I would change about this product it just seems so natural. Maybe different designs on the bottles are the only thing I could think of, different colours or patterns. The cream itself is perfect I love the fact there is no colour or smell to it and it stays on nicely.

Jessica: I would make the tubes easier to get every last bit of product out. As the packaging it quite stiff it is difficult to retrieve the last little bits of product from the bottom of the tube. The product also has a tendency to become hard and unusable over time once opened. The product also has a tendency to stain nursing bras due to its greasy nature.

While training as a journalist at the University of Gloucestershire for 3 years, she was nominated for the Best Feature Category at the Midlands Student’s Media Awards this year, and Head of News and Social Media for the university’s radio station, Tone Radio. Ellie has been published by the likes of Heatworld, Heart, Gloucestershire Live, and ITV West Country. 

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