Very disappointed with the smell and taste for my newborn baby
29th May 2015
I love Weleda products and used many for when my first daughter (now 4 years old) was a baby, as well as for myself, but I hadn't tried this product. I breastfed my first daughter for 2.5 years, so thought I would only have initial tenderness and pain adjusting back to feeding with my second daughter, but was really struggling in the first couple of weeks with very bad latching causing pain. My Midwife was surprised because my baby had latched on perfectly and fed well when she was born and we initially had no problems. When I thought what had changed, I realised it coincided with starting to use this nipple cream. She asked me if I had tried it myself, which I hadn't. I was shocked when we tried a bit (after all, that was regularly going in my newborn's mouth) and found it to have an unpleasant ointment taste and a strong smell. No wonder my baby was coming on and off the breast when latching and then pulling back from the breast when feeding! I stopped using it and took my Midwife's advice to simply use breast milk left to air dry to help heal sore/cracked nipples and this worked well for both my nipples and breastfeeding. I would not have purchased this product if I had known it had this taste/smell and was upset that I had been giving it to my newborn.