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August 8, 2023Which breastfeeding balm is best? 5 things to look for in a nipple balm

Welcome to the wonderful world of motherhood! You’re about to embark on an exciting new journey in your life. With all the new changes come added responsibilities and early decisions that can impact the well-being of your precious little baby. As new moms, we want to provide the best the world has to offer.

Breastfeeding is a blissful bonding moment for you and baby. But for some mommies, it can be a source of discomfort and pain, especially in the initial stages of breastfeeding when baby is first learning to latch on. New mothers may wonder how to prepare for this new experience. Organizations such as Nourri-Source help new mothers for this new adventure.

Fortunately, there are many nipple creams for breastfeeding that can help soothe tested nipples. So how do you choose the best nipple balm that’s contains no ingredients like to harm your baby’s health and yours, while providing the most efficient protection for your delicate nipples?

Here are five recommendations to consider when choosing a good breastfeeding cream according to EWG.

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1. Use A Nipple balm made with natural origin ingredients

How to choose natural ingredients? We recommend using plant-based balms with soothing properties. Avoid scented nipple balms that often contain alcohol, as they can be too drying for your nipples, and balms that contain certain parabens, which can become potential endocrine disruptors, as well as mineral oil from chemically derived ingredients.

When looking for the best options, check out the top-rated breastfeeding balms featured in the Nipple Cream EWG list.

2. Opt for Soothing, Protective Plant-Based Nipple Cream Ingredients

Using a nourishing nursing balm is a great choice. Applying a regular, soothing ointment during the first few weeks of nursing will create a protective barrier on your skin prone to cracks, tears and chapping.

Look for nursing balms that contain a nurturing blend of natural origin ingredients, to soothe dry skin like Shea Butter, Calendula extract, Coconut and Argan oil, to help nourish your skin and help prevent chapping.

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Shea butter is an excellent emollient that will help keep nipples nourished, supple and resilient by creating a protective barrier on your skin. It moisturizes, protects and regenerates your skin.

Calendula extract can also be beneficial. It is a great revitalizing and helps to supple chapped or cracked nipples and to soothe and reduce the inconvenience of breastfeeding.

The argan oil present in the formula of our breastfeeding balm has many benefits, including acting as a lubricant on the skin's surface, leaving it soft and smooth. Argan oil also has protective properties, helping to maintain the skin's moisture barrier, an ideal ingredient for nipples dried out by breastfeeding.

Coconut oil is very effective at restoring cracked nipples. Revitalizing and nourishing, it soothes dry skin.

Did you know?

ATTITUDE™ breastfeeding balm is available in a plastic-free solid version. Because we're committed to preserving our little ones' planet, we've designed plastic-free, biodegradable and FSC-certified cardboard packaging from responsible sources. Get peace of mind by choosing a vegan breastfeeding cream that contains all the wonderful oils and plants you need: Coconut oil, Argan oil, Shea Butter.

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3. Favor Fragrance-Free Breastfeeding Balms

The best natural nursing balms for babies are free of synthetic fragrances. Babies are accustomed to their mother’s natural scent and may react negatively to “foreign” fragrances. Scented nipple creams can cause a nursing fuss and deter your baby from feeding.

In addition, they have no added benefits in soothing your sore and cracked nipples. Scented lotions and perfumes can also cause dry itchy skin and severe discomfort.

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4. Choose a Nursing balm that forms a protective barrier

Opt for a nursing balm with a smooth texture that is easy to apply. It's recommended to use a balm that forms a protective shield around the nipples.

5. Pick dermatologically tested Skin Care Ingredients

Choose non-irritating breastfeeding balms that contain dermatologically tested skin care ingredients designed for delicate skin. Be on the lookout for possible allergens or ingredients you or your baby may be allergic to.

Mild allergic reactions, marked by redness, small red bumps or itchiness are quite common in infants. The rash can be triggered or aggravated by exposure to scented creams and lotions.

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