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What was the best piece of advice about breastfeeding that you've received? Pass it on so others can learn from your experience! -- Julie, StrongMoms Facilitator
LANOLIN!!!! Put lanolin on your nipples after every feeding for the first month of breastfeeding--otherwise your nipples will get so sore!!!
I used my fair share of lanolin in the first few weeks of breastfeeding! I also have friends who used hydrogels when their nipples were sore...they loved those.
I think palmers nursing butter is the best. It has cocoa butter and petrolium which seems to protect nipples. I have used the lansinoh but hate the thickness.
Mamatres24 -good to know for people who aren't thrilled with lanolin! I'll have something else to recommend. :-)
You can also use vitamin e capsules and my ped says its ok for the baby to nurse right after you put it on too. Its just a vitamin. additionally, you wont use the whole capsule in one use. It seems to quicken healing time of nipples that are brused or have sores on them.