I only managed to breastfeed my oldest daughter for 6 weeks, due to having very little knowledge of breastfeeding or support. When Bunny had a growth spurt and I didn’t have enough milk, I simply gave up.

With my twins, I did my research and persevered with tandem breastfeeding, exclusively for three months and mix-fed them from three to five months.

My breastfeeding journey with Bear has had, by far, the most obstacles. My aim was to reach six months. I was desperate to breastfeed to six months, but I had no idea I’d continue breastfeeding to 14 months.




Bear and I, overcame a few latch issues, followed by nipple thrush (and oral thrush for him), and then mastitis. I would not have managed to continue breastfeeding, without the help of a few Lansinoh products, and also the prescriptions from my GP for the Mastitis and thrush.

I used Lansinoh nursing pads in my bra to absorb excess milk and save me the embarrassment of leaking through my top. Whilst these were a little more pricey that some of the other pads available, these were without a doubt the best. They were very absorbent, didn’t leave me feeling damp and uncomfortable, didn’t leak and were soft against my skin.

I bought a seamless, wireless, soft, stretchy, breathable bra for night time, which wasn’t a nursing bra. The comfort of this also helped ease the pain of engorgement when my milk came in and first thing in the mornings when I woke up heaving full of milk. 

During the first few weeks of breastfeeding Bear, I suffered from dry, sore and cracked nipples. This was partly due to getting used to newly breastfeeding, partly due to getting sore when my milk first came in and partly due to the other issues I encountered. Lansinoh’s HPA 100% Lanolin, really soothed and healed my nipples. I honestly don’t think I could have continued without this.

When the pain of thrush and mastitis became too much, I used Lansinoh nipple shields, to give me some relief. These were a last resort to me. I was close to just giving up breastfeeding, because the pain was unimaginable. My mastitis was only in one boob, so I at least got some relief when Bear fed on the other side. The thrush however, affected both sides and I suffered much worse with that than the mastitis. As I was crying at the thought of having to give up so early, a friend suggested nipple shields. I was dubious, but I tried them and whilst the pain was still excruciating, the shields did make it just about bearable. I used these until the cream the GP gave me kicked in. Again, Lansinoh had come to my rescue. 

I’m pleased to say that breastfeeding became smooth sailing after that. Six months came and went. Mike asked me how long I planned to breastfeed and I moved the goalpost to a year. A year came and went and I decided to stop counting and just breastfeed until the time felt right to stop.  I wish I could have found the support and the right products to persevere with this journey with my oldest child. 


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Lansinoh played a big part in the success of my breastfeeding journey, so it seems fitting that I should be running a giveaway of Lansinoh products. One lucky reader will win the following Lansinoh breastfeeding bundle (worth over £60):

  • Manual breastpump
  • Lanolin
  • Nursing pads
  • Breast therapy pads
  • Milk storage bags

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*I am not receiving any kind of payment or goods for writing this post, but the prize bundle is being kindly provided by Lansinoh. All words and opinions are entirely my own.

  1. charlotte bell says:

    I haven’t used their products before but would love to. I’m expecting my first in March and am very keen on Breastfeeding!

  2. Alana Walker says:

    I would love to win as I am currently breastfeeding my 12 day old daughter. I have used the Lansinoh cream with my three previous children and it has been a Godsend. It’s great how you don’t have to wash it off before each feed.

  3. Stephanie Coals says:

    I haven’t used their products before but I would love to win so I could give this to my friend who is due at the end of the year!

  4. fiona waterworth says:

    Have used the product previously, obviously our budgeting has changed and is tight with the extras needed, and any prize like this is gratefully recieved

  5. Margaret Gallagher says:

    My neices expecting her first baby in April -she really wants to breastfeed – read so many positive reviews -perfect for her

  6. maria blythin says:

    i have always used lansinoh when breastfeeding and my friend is due to have twins next month so i would like to win this for her x

  7. Adele Baxter says:

    I haven’t but I’ve read about them and need a good breast pump and wondering also what the electric one is like as well as the manual. I want a good pmp this time round, I struggled with feeding the first time but want to still try again this time x

  8. Konsti says:

    I am expecting my 1st baby and all my friend mums have told me that Lansinoh products are a life saver! I really hope I win this set. Good luck to all!

  9. Laura Nice says:

    I am using the breast pads at the moment and i have to say they are the best, I’ve used a few other brands and they just do not compare at all!

  10. Tracy Gladman says:

    I haven’t used these products and struggled to breastfeed my daughter. I would like to win these for my friend who is due her baby in the next couple of days.

  11. Vicky Robinson says:

    I’m expecting a baby girl in Jan and I’d like to express so that my hubby can help with the feeds. I’ve used the cream before as I had milk blisters and breastfeeding got painful with my previous baby (she’s now nearly 4 so it’s been a long time!)

  12. Rachael O'Brien says:

    I’d love to win this for my daughter , she is 21 weeks pregnant and I’d love her to experience breastfeeding and start her off in the best way with this amazing prize . I’m currently breast feeding my 27 month old ! Thankyou for a chance

  13. Kirsty Woods says:

    I have not used them before. I would love to win this for my sister, she is due to have her second baby in December. Her first baby was born early and she was not able to latch on so she is hoping this time she will be able to breast feed.

  14. Catherine Gregory says:

    I am using Lansinoh freezer bags as I am trying very hard to express milk so my 3 week old gets some breast milk. I am hand expressing so a pump would help massively

  15. Charlice says:

    Thanks for this article.

    One thing is sure, breastfeeding is hard. And just like parenting, it has a lot of components to piece together. Sure, some may argue that bottle feeding can replace it, but is that really the case? Because that can come with its own headache too, what bottle to choose, cleaning them, keeping them germ-free, and so on. For all mothers out there holding on to breastfeeding, kudos to you. You’re doing just the right thing!

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