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coconut oil vs lanolin creams

Posted by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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My ds has a lanolin allergy so I'm very hesitant to bring in or use any lanolin products into my house with the new baby.

Does anyone know if coconut oil will work as a good subsitute for a nipple cream? Or any other suggestions that are not lanolin based would be wonderful!

by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:42 PM
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Amycapl
by Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM
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i use coconut oil for everything. it is wonderful for all skin ailments :)

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jellyphish
by Platinum Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:54 PM
Breast milk is the BEST nipple cream- it heals quickly and is a good pain reliever.

Lanolin is sheep sweat. And it's too thick to be absorbed. Like petroleum, it blocks the skin from breathing and healing, and it prolongs the healing process.

Coconut oil might work, but I'm hesitant to suggest use of anything on your nipples you don't want babe to ingest, especially while his gut is still virgin.
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skylarkdancer
by Bronze Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:54 PM
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Breastmilk too!
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ballerina.2006
by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 10:03 PM

I didn't know that but it makes a ton of sense!! Thank you :)

Quoting jellyphish:

Breast milk is the BEST nipple cream- it heals quickly and is a good pain reliever.

Lanolin is sheep sweat. And it's too thick to be absorbed. Like petroleum, it blocks the skin from breathing and healing, and it prolongs the healing process.

Coconut oil might work, but I'm hesitant to suggest use of anything on your nipples you don't want babe to ingest, especially while his gut is still virgin.



justone_jen
by Bronze Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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I used breastmilk, but coconut oil is a good substitute (I'd wait until baby is six months, personally.). It's used on cow udders.
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catholicmamamia
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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Expressed breastmilk works wonders.. :o) 


                
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Mrs.Salz
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:44 AM
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I use expressed breastmilk, coconut oil, or an herbal baby balm.

I used lanolin with my first baby and didn't feel like it did anything.

hapababies
by Silver Member on Feb. 26, 2013 at 11:57 AM
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I didn't know that about lanolin, yuck!

Op- breastmilk healed me faster with my second child faster than lanolin did with my first child. Also, a lot of airing out helped.


Quoting jellyphish:

Breast milk is the BEST nipple cream- it heals quickly and is a good pain reliever.



Lanolin is sheep sweat. And it's too thick to be absorbed. Like petroleum, it blocks the skin from breathing and healing, and it prolongs the healing process.



Coconut oil might work, but I'm hesitant to suggest use of anything on your nipples you don't want babe to ingest, especially while his gut is still virgin.

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melindabelcher
by mel on Feb. 26, 2013 at 12:39 PM
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Breastmilk and air is what I use :)
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ballerina.2006
by on Feb. 26, 2013 at 12:49 PM
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You ladies are amazing :) I feel so much better about not having to buy all the extra "junk" for this baby.

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