There are treatments available for sore nipples. An organic nipple cream may help soothe sore cracked nipples and speed the healing process without endangering a little one.
Types Of Organic Nipple Creams And Ointments
Breastfeeding mothers who are looking for a way to soothe their dry cracked and bleeding nipples will find a variety of nipple creams on the market. Keep in mind, breastfeeding nipple cream varies. For breastfeeding creams that alleviate nipple pain, these types of nipple creams and ointments should be considered.
Recent studies show that pure lanolin cream or ointment works effectively to soothe sore nipples and prevents trauma by ensuring that a skin’s moisture levels remain intact. Lanolin has also been found to help heal damaged nipples. Another plus to using lanolin cream is that it does not need to be washed off before nursing since it is a non-toxic ingredient. Apply lanolin cream often once the nipple tissue and surrounding skin are completely dry.
Antifungal creams and ointments
Yeast infections can develop, especially with cracked nipples caused by nursing, but even healthy nipples can get infected. It is essential to wipe down the breast first to remove saliva, milk and sweat before applying any cream. It does not need to be washed off before feeding. If the yeast infection does not go away, talk to lactation consultants.
For those without nipple cream on hand, express some breastmilk, and apply it gently on the sore nipples to help soothe the pain.
Why Choose Organic Nipple Cream?
Choosing the correct organic nipple cream is so important. It should meet certain requirements.
It is safe to ingest
Anything on the skin, specifically on the breast and nipples, may be ingested by a little one during breastfeeding. Regardless of choosing an organic or natural nipple cream, make sure the list of ingredients includes lanolin, beeswax or other natural ingredients that are safe for mother and child.
It has no dangerous ingredients
Understand the ingredients used in nipple creams and balms. Avoid products whose main ingredients include parabens, petroleum and triethanolamine. These can be harsh and may cause dry skin. Organic nipple balm is an option. Look for nipple cream with certified organic ingredients to ensure the real deal.
It soothes and heals
Another reason to choose organic nipple balm is that the organic ingredients used, such as fatty acids and essential oils, are helpful in soothing cracked skin and speeding the healing process.
Types Of Creams To Avoid For Nipples
When selecting an organic nipple balm, it is sometimes difficult to make a decision. When shopping for nipple cream, there are certain products that are best avoided when it comes to treating dry skin and cracked nipples.
Vitamin E creams
Avoid using this type of cream unless prescribed by a doctor. It may be dangerous to a little one when ingested.
Alcohol-based balms and lotions
Nipple creams and salves that contain alcohol should be avoided as alcohol can exacerbate dry skin. Alcohol is a drying agent.
Petroleum creams and ointments
Petroleum-based nipple cream products are not recommended as they tend to prevent air from flowing into the skin.
Numbing creams may interfere with nursing and can leave a baby’s mouth feeling numb. MADE OF Nipple Cream is made from 95% organic ingredients and 5% natural ingredients. MADE OF nipple cream is soy-free, bacteria-free, nuts-free and fungi-free. It contains no bleach or GMO’s.
The best, safest and organic nipple cream includes the following ingredients;
Argan Oil is harvested from the kernel of the Argan tree. Absorption of this oil is quick, and it will not clog pores. The Argan tree is indigenous to Morocco.
Aloe vera is the gum resin gathered from the leaves of the Aloe barbadensis plant. It is a favorite ingredient in many skin products including diaper rash cream because of its well-known hydrating and healing properties. The aloe vera used in MADE OF is grown pesticide-free.
Beeswax or Cera alba provides a thin barrier that hydrates and protects the skin. Organic beeswax lip balm is often used to treat chapped lips. As a nursing balm, the beeswax helps soothe and heal sore and chapped nipples due to breastfeeding, leaking breast milk or chafing from nursing pads.
The beeswax used in MADE OF Soothing Nipple cream is sourced without the use of chemical treatments, fertilizers, pesticides or modern agricultural techniques.
Organic cocos nucifera (coconut oil)
It is no surprise that coconut oil is part of this natural nipple cream. Coconut oil is a versatile oil that is used in everything from food to personal care products. This oil is derived from the kernels of the organically grown coconut palm. Coconut oil is used to moisturize and treat conditions such as cradle cap.
Organic helianthus annuus (sunflower oil)
Sunflower oil is created by cold pressing oil from the seeds of the sunflower plant. The sunflower seed oil used in MADE OF Soothing Nipple Cream is organically grown. This healthy conditioning oil absorbs into the skin quickly without leaving a greasy residue. Sunflower oil is a popular massage oil.
Organic olea europaea (olive oil)
MADE OF olive oil is sourced from a particular evergreen tree native to the Mediterranean. Olive oil has a high content of fatty acids which provides antioxidants and nourishment to the skin.
Organic persea gratissima (avocado oil)
Avocado oil is used as a conditioner in balm, lotions, creams and sunscreens. The avocado oil that is sourced by MADE OF is grown pesticide-free ensuring safe absorption for both the mother and the child.
Organic butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)
Shea butter is harvested from the fat of the karite tree. It is native to West Africa. Shea butter is popular in many cosmetic products as it forms a protective layer to retain moisture.
Organic calendula officinalis (calendula)
The calendula flower is also known as a pot marigold. Calendula extract is derived from the entire plant. It is known to help with many skin issues. Calendula decreases redness and soothes chapped skin. MADE Of organically grows calendula in the United States.
New mothers face a lot of new changes and challenges post-birth. Some challenges are inevitable. The MADE OF manufacturers had this in mind when they created their line of organic products. Harsh chemicals may not be the correct choice to treat sore and cracked nipples.
The MADE OF product line reveals exactly what mothers and newborns will be exposed to and from where these organic ingredients are sourced. New moms worry enough; MADE OF products soothe both body and spirit.