MooGoo has made a formula which they believe is the healthiest for your baby while also helping soothe the skin and keep it in good condition. Rather than use Lanolin, they have chosen a number of edible and soothing oils and combined them with calming and conditioning ingredients.
Please Note: During Winter our Mudder Udder Balm has little bits of unmelted Shea Butter through the balm. These melt as the balm warms to skin temperature.
Lanolin Free, Preservative Free, Soothing and Edible.
After breast feeding, clean the area gently with water. Some mum's also use breast milk to clean away saliva (see study below). Apply Mudder Udder Balm. Balm does not need to be cleaned off before next feeding.
Tips for Avoiding Breast Feeding Discomfort.
In an ideal world, breastfeeding will be comfortable. Some mum's and babies have no problems from the start, while for others it can be a struggle. Everybody is different. Lactation consultants can help with specific techniques. The following information may also help you need less of our balm :)
Nurse on the best breast first if you have one: Babies often nurse more gently on the second side since they’re less hungry so best breast first to dampen their appetite.
Ensure the correct baby's latch: The best latch position is off-centre, with more of the areola below the nipple in your baby's mouth. Try to ensure your baby’s mouth is open with tongue down before inserting the nipple.
Adjust Positions: You may find that certain positions make it easier for your baby to latch on correctly and are much more comfortable than others. So experiment to find the best position.
Cold Pack: Some mum's find a cold pack before nursing can help to dampen the initial pain of latch
Clean your nipples gently after breastfeeding. When you have a cracked or bleeding nipple, rinse the breast after each feeding with water to reduce the risk of infection. Some practitioners suggest rinsing the nipple with breast milk. This study found rubbing breast milk on the nipple after feeding worked better than Lanolin in reducing healing times: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16127520
Book an appointment with a lactation consultant if needed.