Clinical Tip: A safe remedy for chapped lips in newborns

May 1, 2006

When parents of a newborn with chapped lips ask what they can apply to ease the chapping, I suggest lanolin cream-the same kind breastfeeding mothers use for sore, cracked nipples. The cream works well and will not harm the baby even if he ingests some of it.

When parents of a newborn with chapped lips ask what they can apply to ease the chapping, I suggest lanolin cream-the same kind breastfeeding mothers use for sore, cracked nipples. The cream works well and will not harm the baby even if he ingests some of it. Ericka Hong, MD Chino, Calif.