Top 10 Uses for Lansinoh Lanolin Nipple Cream: Fun Facts

Did you know that the name “Lansinoh” comes from “Lan” (lanolin) “sin” (without) “oh” (alcohol)? Aside from treating the breastfeeding mother’s nipples, Lansinoh lanolin can:

1. Be used as lip balm.

2. Treat diaper rash.

3. Help heal minor cuts, burns and skin abrasions.

4. Soothe itchy stretch marks.

5. Replenish the lanolin in wool diaper covers and wool nursing pads.

6. Heal cracked, dry winter cuticles or wind- and cold-chapped cheeks.

7. Treat eczema.

8. Un-stick a stuck zipper.

9. Remove a too-tight ring from fingers swollen from pregnancy.

10. Moisturize dry and itchy skin on elbows, knees and heels.

For more information, see the Lansinoh website (for the United Kingdom click here, for Germany click here), this information from WebMd.com, or consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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    • http://www.aheartylife.com Hsien Lei

      Great list! I’ve still got half a tube left and was wondering what to do with it.

    • http://breastfeeding.blog.motherwear.com Tanya

      Same here! Great list of ideas!

    • http://www.breastfeeding123.com Angela

      Hsien and Tanya, if a woman is lucky she really doesn’t need Lansinoh for breastfeeding for long (or at all) and ends up having some leftover. Lucky for us there are some other good uses for it!

    • http://www.aheartylife.com Hsien Lei

      I used some at the beginning then around 1 year when S started to bite (unintentionally). Ouch.

    • http://www.breastfeeding123.com Angela

      My daughters both bit me too but fortunately they never broke the skin. They learned quite quickly not to bite the breast that fed them! I simply popped them off, put them on the floor as I said “no biting” and then told them they could nurse again when they weren’t going to bite. Teething can cause lots of problems, but it’s hard to have sympathy for a kid who’s biting you, even unintentionally. Good for you for sticking it out (and remembering that old tube of Lansinoh LOL).

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    • Katina

      Lanolin can also be used to remove eye makeup

    • mandy d abegglen

      it works great for sunburn and the dry chapped skin leftover by it!

    • Helen Sunshine

      After suffering from ezcema on my eyelids and round my eyes for over a month I was at a loss regarding what to try next. Thankfully my best friend let me try some of her Lansinoh. Within a few minutes my eyes looked much less angry and it cleared up my ezcema within 24 hours!

    • Jessica

      I was cooking at home trying to fry some chicken for dinner, and I burned my face chest and arms. I was in pain and scared of the aftermath and the scarring. I honestly did not know what to do, I even put some fresh tomatos right away on my face right by my eye OMG!!! I hurried to the bathroom to look for some lotion and the first thing I found was the lansinoh that I used when nursing. It am very glad I did because it looks like is working I put a very thick paste of it twice a day and I am glad to see my face going back to normal. Thank God for this Lansinoh “my miracle”

    • Rhoda wanja

      Am sorry for asking a question in a comment page.Can lanolin change ur skin colour?thankyou