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Old 04-18-2007, 03:45 PM   #1
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Lanolin versus Nursing Balm?

With my previous 2 nurslings I used Lanolin. But lately I've been seeing different Nursing Balms/Nipple Butters. They appear to be plant based with calendula and aloe as well as a few different oils. Just wondering if anyone has used both and how they compare?

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Old 04-18-2007, 03:49 PM   #2
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I would try something organic. Lanolin is sheep sweat and goodness knows what the heck those sheep are eating.
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Yea I'd avoid lanolin , I actually sell earth mama angel baby nursing balm and it is one of the iparenting award winners . I know alot of moms love it and it sells pretty good . I like the fact that its all organic . I suppose lanolin is a little better than gerbers nipple jump , its petrol based . Nothing better than the same thing gasoline is made of being rubbed on open wounds on cracked nipples .
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Re: Lanolin versus Nursing Balm?

I used lanolin because they gave it to me at the hospital and I thought they'd give me a good product. It didn't do much at all to help with the soreness. After a few days I switched to earth mama nipple butter and loved it. My nipples felt better almost right away. I now give it as a present to my friends when they have babies. I only regret that I didn't really think of what the lanolin was (sweat-yuck!) and wasted all those days in pain before switching to the butter which I had all along. Live and learn!
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I would try something organic. Lanolin is sheep sweat and goodness knows what the heck those sheep are eating.
I knew that Lanolin was from the sheep's coat.......never really put two and two together there
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I suppose lanolin is a little better than gerbers nipple jump , its petrol based . Nothing better than the same thing gasoline is made of being rubbed on open wounds on cracked nipples .
I know not to go that route. (I wouldn't put in on my babe's bum much less my nipple) I don't even know if it is sold in Canada......or perhaps it is that I've never looked
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Re: Lanolin versus Nursing Balm?

So I'm convinced to give the nursing balm a try. I saw some in our local health food store so I picked it up. Hope it is good???

http://www.greenbeaver.com/en/TheGre...ursingBalm.htm

My only concern now that I've gotten it home is that first ingredient is Almond Oil. I'm wondering if I have to worried about nut allergies? I know the baby will be getting such a trace amount but I'd hate to be setting my DC up for life long allergies.......
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Re: Lanolin versus Nursing Balm?

I never really liked either. I use the Ameda comfortgel pads.
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I got the Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple Butter and it is a wonder! Plus I didn't feel bad about DD ingesting it.
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Re: Lanolin versus Nursing Balm?

I had a palmers cocobutter one and the Lansinoh. I preferred the Palmers b/c it smelled way better and wasn't as sticky.
That being said, I keep buying everyone the Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple Butter 'cause I've heard lots of good things about it and I like the natural ingredients. (I'm definitely going to get some of that next time.)
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