The Best Nipple Creams for Sore Nipples. Nursing Moms Rejoice!

Anne McDermott
By Anne McDermott / August 29, 2016
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Are you a nursing mom? Then you know one of the most common struggles that comes along with breastfeeding: sore, chafed nipples. They’re definitely not one of the high points of nursing! But don’t worry--I’ve tracked down the five best nipple creams to treat nipple pain and irritation. You can also read my guide to preventing and treating nipple pain.

What makes these products so great? First of all, many of them are completely natural and organic. They use ingredients that are safe to ingest. They also have many other functions, so you can continue to find uses for them when you’re no longer breastfeeding.

Whether you’re looking for the best nipple balm for sensitive skin or a nipple cream that promises complete relief, I’ve got you covered! Check out my top  picks below.

1. Era Organics Honeybuns Mommy Balm

era organics mommy balm

Not only is this cream non-GMO, cruelty free, and safe for babies, it’s also 100% natural and completely organic. Era Organics promises soothing, moisturizing relief or your money back. This product is perfect for painful, cracked, irritated skin, a problem I know all us nursing moms have encountered at one time or another.

One of the best features of this product is its powerful anti-inflammatory ingredients to reduce pain and irritation. Some of the natural ingredients used include sunflower oil, cocoa butter, apricot oil, and chamomile extract. Many moms rave about how great the cream smelled due to these natural ingredients.

This cream also has other uses! Era Organics recommends using it for diaper rash, dry skin, minor wounds, chapped lips, cracked heels, and blisters. A few moms mentioned that they use it for many purposes and continued to find uses for it even after breastfeeding.

2. Bamboobies Boobease Natural Nipple Balm

Bamboobies Boobease nipple balm

Bamboobies is one of my favorite nursing product brands. They make great nursing pads, bras and clothing and now have now added an excellent nipple balm as well. This is another 100% organic balm that is safe for ingestion. Its all-natural formulation works to soothe, protect, and moisturize your nipples to increase comfort. It has just five simple ingredients: extra virgin olive oil, beeswax, shea butter, marshmallow root, and calendula flower.

Reviewers praised this product, calling it a must-have for new moms and just a great product. Like many of the really good creams, it can stain your clothing so we recommend using nursing pads at the same time. Overall, this product (and the Bamboobies brand) is definitely worth a look.

3. Motherlove Organic Nipple Cream

Motherlove nipple cream

With zero toxins, 100% organic ingredients, and an all-natural herbal formulation, nursing moms everywhere can relax knowing that this product is completely safe to use! Many reviews call it a must-have for nursing moms.

The herbal ingredients in this cream soften and heal sore, cracked nipples. The product is completely safe for ingestion, so you don’t have worry about cleaning it off before nursing. Plus, many reviewers reported that a little of this product goes a long way, so you don’t have to worry about constantly repurchasing. Finally, Motherlove cream gets strong marks for its smooth, non-sticky, non-flaky consistency that goes on easily and is absorbed quickly.

4. Green Goo Organics Nursing Cream

Green Goo nursing cream

Another 100% all natural cream, this product aims to soothe and repair cracked and sore nipples caused by breastfeeding.  In addition to being all natural and organic, this cream is also lanolin free, non-petroleum, oil free, and paraben free. It's perfect for the health-conscious mom.

It’s also considered to be a more delicate formula due to the chamomile and calendula flower ingredients. This makes it perfect for moms and babies with more sensitive skin.

A fascinating fact about the company, Sierra Sage/Green Goo Organics, is that it is run by a mother-daughter team out of Boise, Idaho. The founder is both an herbalist and a Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) so you know you're getting a quality product.

The company only makes small batches of this nursing cream in order to ensure freshness and quality. So you don’t have to worry about purchasing a cream that’s been sitting on the shelves. And, if you like the nursing cream, they have a whole line of high quality skin-care products to try.

With an impressive rating of 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon, it’s safe to say that this product is among the best nipple creams available. Moms that reviewed this product thought this cream was worth every cent, that it smelled great, and that it worked perfectly.

Conclusion

Nipple creams and balms are definitely a great choice when it comes to treating soreness, chafing, and irritation. But which cream is the perfect fit for you? If you’re not sure, take a look at the tips below.

  • If you have sensitive skin, consider purchasing the Green Goo Organics 100% All Natural Nursing Cream or the Sierra Sage Organics 100% All Natural Nursing Comfort Cream.
  • If you want a high-quality cream with multiple ingredients meant to target different issues you might encounter while breastfeeding, Era Organics Soothing Nipple Cream is a great choice for you.
  • If you prefer a simple cream or balm with few ingredients, the Motherlove Organic Nipple Cream or the Bamboobies Boobease Natural Nipple Balm will be a perfect fit.

Whether you go with a simple formulation or a product with a more advanced ingredient list, your sore nipples are sure to be soothed after purchasing one of these products!

Featured image altered, courtesy of Flickr, sdminor81 under CC-BY 2.0

Product images sourced from Amazon.com

About the author

Anne McDermott

I'm an active mom with two beautiful children that keep me really busy! I learned a thing or two nursing them both and now I like to share what I've learned with new and soon-to-be moms!

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