(Closed) Allergic to Lanolin?

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
Hostess
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ahh, I’m allergic to wool too, guess I will have to watch out if/when we have kids.

Post # 5
Hostess
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I have used it before and never had problems.  I guess it’s such a low concentration that you don’t notice it unless you are already irritated?

Post # 7
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212 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Just checked in with my derm doc he said yep Vaseline is it and if you want to use a little OTC hydrocortisone between feedings cleaning off before the next feeding with a gentle cleanser thats ok. Maybe that will work later after she gives you more than a 2hr break, they usually want to eat pretty frequently at first.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

My lactation consultant recommended that I not put ANYTHING on my breasts since I will be breastfeeding.  There is a natural secretion that your areolas secrete that protects and lubricates your nipples.  If you put creams on your nipples you’ll keep the pores from secreting whatever it is.  She also said not to soap up my nipples in the shower, water only.  (Not talking about colostrum, it’s something else but I forget the name…)  “Basically your body provides everything you need to breastfeed, it’s your job to not screw it up.”  LOL, she’s great.  So I’m going with her advice and I won’t be using any creams at all.

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

i’m sorry that sucks… i hope you can find something to accommodate your allergy!!! 

 

PS… Anchorman: LANOLIN!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

MS – I spend a lot of time assisting in establishing breastfeeding while working in the NICU (and I have taken a lot of breastfeeding courses). While we usually try to minimize the use of anything on the breasts while breastfeeding, quite often without any kind of protection the nipples become quite sore – yes, there are secretions made by the Montgomery’s glands, but frequently that is not enough to protect the nipples in early breastfeeding. We find with a lot of first-time moms, vigorous breastfeeders will cause a lot of nipple trauma, so anything you can do to prepare and avoid it is awesome. We also have a “miracle cream” for really traumatized nipples that is a mixture of hydrocortisone, and barrier cream – it needs to be wiped off, but it really helps heal raw nipples quickly.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I usually get weird looks from this, but I’m a huge fan of olive oil. I use it for a lot of things at home, it seems to have really helped my daughters’ eczema when I add it to thier baths, I use it on my feet, etc. I was totally unprepared when my oldest was born, and she wasn’t able to nurse, so I pumped with her for six months. I used lansinoh at first, but I eventually switched to just cocoa butter and then olive oil, which was fine, since she wasn’t nursing. With my younger daughter, I “prepped” using olive oil and cocoa butter. And then, when she started nursing (which, btw, OUCH! Way more pain than just pumping!!), I used the olive oil pretty exclusively since the lanolin stung really bad! Once Lulu & I got into our nursing groove, though, that was all I needed. That and the soothing pad thingies. I can’t find anything reputable that says olive oil is good or bad to use, so it’s really just my own testimonial. I hope you find that magical combo that works for you, bc nursing your baby really is so special. Once you get over the pain.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

Ms Mini: How does one get their hands on your miracle cream?  Could I make my own version?  Also, I’ve never heard of putting cream on before you give birth, how early should you do that?  Should you just use whatever nipple creams are out there (that you’re not allergic to! Frown) or is there something in particular you recommend?

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Mrs DG – That is awful! Since the lactation consultant advised my friends to use the lansinoh cream don’t know what else would work! Maybe once you quit the lanolin for a while you will “outgrow” the sensitivity to Aquaphor???

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