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Old 05-21-2007, 06:18 AM   #1
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Medela PURELAN 100 for lanolizing wool?

I have a tube of Medela PureLan 100, Ingredients: 100% USP modified Lanolin.

I got it in the hospital at delivery 2 years ago for painful breastfeeding issues.

Can I use it for lanolizing instead of buying Lansinoh?

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Re: Medela PURELAN 100 for lanolizing wool?

It's 100% lanolin so yep.
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Old 05-21-2007, 06:42 AM   #3
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Re: Medela PURELAN 100 for lanolizing wool?

This is exactly what the lady at my local cloth diaper store told me to use, she said I could buy the expensive sprays and stuff if I wanted to, but if I already had lanolin at home (lansinoh or purelan) just to use it.
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Yes.....melt a pea size amount in a jar of HOT water with a drop of baby shampoo or liquid wool wash. Shake it up really good to emulsify it and prevent lanolin spots. Then add it to your sink basin of lukewarm water with your dampened wool and soak for 20-30 minutes.
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Re: Medela PURELAN 100 for lanolizing wool?

That's what I did with mine, but now I get wicking (with my Disana, no less!) Before I washed it, it was really bulletproof. Now it's just okay. Does it matter if we keep it in for more than a half hour? I had stains, and left it soak overnight. Do I need to relanolize, then. Also, I used Burt's Bees baby wash--would that make a difference? I didn't think it would, based on reading some other posts.....
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Re: Medela PURELAN 100 for lanolizing wool?

I don't think it matters if you left it overnight. The instructions that came with my wool cover said "It does not matter if the cover is left loner thant half an hour. Some people choose to soak overnight."
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If you wash with a lanolin rich wool wash instead of baby wash, your wool will be more waterproof. Babywash and baby shampoo actually strip some of the lanolin out, although they are mild enough to do washing. So, you could use a bit more lanolin in the water if you're not using the lanolin rich wool wash (bar or solid).
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That's what I did with mine, but now I get wicking (with my Disana, no less!) Before I washed it, it was really bulletproof. Now it's just okay. Does it matter if we keep it in for more than a half hour? I had stains, and left it soak overnight. Do I need to relanolize, then. Also, I used Burt's Bees baby wash--would that make a difference? I didn't think it would, based on reading some other posts.....
yes you should relanolize b/c when you wash you are washing some of that lanolin out
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Re: Medela PURELAN 100 for lanolizing wool?

Well, I just spoke with Veronica of Nature's Nappies.

She said do not wash on hot, b/c the bamboo may shrink. If you really want to wash occasionally on hot, that's ok, but she doesn't recommend making a regular habit out of it. She said she washes all her diapes on warm.

For the wool cover, she said you don't have to lanolize for the first use (she didn't her first time) but it's ok to follow the process of some baby wash, then lanolin into the water. (The process is explained on this site in many places.) That's what I did. She also said the covers can ALSO be washed in the machine on cold, with some baby wash, then hung to dry.

Hope this helps everyone!

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