Ugg. So any nursing mother is well aware of the fact that breastfeeding can HURT. When I was searching for a natural solution, I decided to give lanolin a try. While I tried other brands, nothing compared to Lansinoh Brand, 100% pure medical-grade lanolin. This is a wonderful product…almost a miracle product! I was amazed at how many uses I was able to find for our small bottle. We’ve used it for treating diaper rash, to healing dry and sore nipples after breastfeeding, and of course, to care for our wool cloth diaper covers. I’ve even used it on my hands as a moisture barrier during this past cold and drying winter.
I wasn’t surprised to read that the company, Lansinoh, started as a home-based business over 20 years ago. Some of the most innovative and creative companies start out from a need that isn’t currently met in the market! It was founded by a breastfeeding mother that was having difficulty finding pure, medical grade lanolin. She started her company to make lanolin, in it’s purest form, more available to breastfeeding mothers who were challenged with the pain of sore, cracked and dry nipples. I am definitely glad to have had it around during our first few weeks of breastfeeding! It really made all the difference in the world for my comfort and ability to breastfeed without being sore. I’m pretty determined when I put my mind to something, but breastfeeding would have been much more of a challenge without our Lansinoh. I did try other brands, but they just didn’t compare. We saved them for use with our diaper covers, while the Lansinoh was reserved for the more important job of keeping me hydrated and comfortable. I don’t know what I would have done without it!