When the nipples get sore from baby tugging on them, latching on, or a breast pump extracting milk from them, nipple cream can help soothe and heal them. However, it is essential to look for a cream that is safe for a baby to ingest. Look for natural or certified organic ingredients that are safe for both the mothers and their babies.
Do not buy creams or balms containing ingredients you cannot pronounce because there is a good chance that they could be harsh or harmful for babies. Consider purchasing a plant-based product because they are more than likely to contain organic ingredients that are healing, soothing, and that can make mothers comfortable while breastfeeding.
The best nipple cream is one that will absorb into the skin, moisturize it, ease the pain of breastfeeding, and help heal nipple trauma. Research the options before buying them, so you know what ingredients they contain and which ones they leave out.
Also, look on the packaging for labels that indicate the ingredients are USDA organic. If a cream claims it is natural, there isn’t any certification for that, so be cautious when buying a nipple cream that your baby might ingest.