Breastfeeding is being celebrated around the world this week, and while it’s a beautiful part of being a mom, it isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. While some women are awash with happy hormones when their baby latches on, for others it is a painful procedure which prevents them from being able to fully enjoy feeding time. We’ve rounded up the best nipple creams to soothe the pain, but first, some thoughts from women who have shared their breastfeeding struggles with the world.
Annalee has gotten lazy with her latching and now my boobs are in so much pain 😭😭💀💀💀🤱🏻 #BreastfeedingProblems
— StayGold (@BiancaDesiree_) July 22, 2018
— TT (@MomNeedsSleep) July 22, 2018
Just want to get past the stage of my nipples feeling like they’re being ripped off 😩 #breastfeedingproblems
— ❥lex (@lovexlex) June 27, 2018
— Brianna Espinoza (@itsbreeespinoza) June 7, 2018
If public venting doesn’t make your aching nipples feel any better, fortunately there are creams for that. Here are six that are guaranteed to provide some relief. Because, as they say, happy mom = happy baby.
The best nipple creams for breastfeeding women:
1. GLÜKi Organics Organic Mother Nipple Cream
If you want to go the organic route, this stuff is made using plant-based ingredients that are easily absorbed and nourish your skin from within.
2. Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream
There’s a reason why this cream is so popular – it just so happens to be the world’s purest lanolin formula and is 100% natural and hypoallergenic.
3. MooGoo Natural Mudder Udder Balm
The name might make you do a double-take but this balm should not be overlooked. It contains edible oils that will soothe your skin without harming baby.
4. Badger Nursing Balm
This nifty little tin is a simple formula of just five ingredients which work together to prevent your nipples from cracking so you can enjoy breastfeeding bubs.
5. Mama Mio Keep Calm Nipple Balm
Formulated by a company that calls itself ‘the pregnancy experts’, this balm combines natural oils and shea butter to keep your skin healthy and happy.
6. Yorba Organics Nipple Cream
Another natural nipple cream, this one contains mafura butter, which is known for its healing properties as well as its ability to keep skin moisturised.
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