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Best Nipple Lubricant for Breastfeeding

Best Nipple Lubricant for Breastfeeding

There are some common sayings many of us are told by well-meaning friends, family, and even strangers. And for those planning on breastfeeding it can be confusing. 

“Your nipples are going to be so sore! Be sure to use Lanolin weeks before the baby arrives.” 
“Ouch, your nipples are looking pink. Slather some nipple butter on them.” 
“After every feed use *this* for your nipples, it prevents the soreness.”

Should I use Lansinoh HPA Lanolin, Earth Mama Nipple Butter, Medela Tender Care Lanolin? As you search you find more and more options from lanolin, lanolin-free, organic to non-GMO. Some people are even told to utilize non-evidence based method like wet tea bags or creams. So where can you find the best lubricant for your nipples?

Milky Misery and Happy Baby

Milky Misery and Happy Baby

I love breastfeeding. I have now breastfed all three of my babies for collectively over 3 years (and still going strong with my 4 month old!)  It can be beautiful, nutritious, and connective to you and your baby. 

However, the bed of roses can have some thorns.

In honor of those needing some breastfeeding encouragement, I would like to share some of the hurdles and my own insecurities that I have personally had with breastfeeding!