How to prevent and treat sore nipples for breastfeeding

Painful nipples are the most common reason for women giving up breastfeeding. However, there are ways to avoid them. Make sure your baby is correctly positioned and properly latched on, and never pull your baby off the nipple. Ask your health visitor for advice if you have problems. Keep your nipples as dry as possible between feeds and make sure they are dry before putting your bra back on. If they do become cracked, ointment, such as Vaseline, may be helpful. You can also try using a nipple shield. This is made of soft silicone and fits over your nipple. The baby sucks through a small teat on the front; sterilize it before use. See the best equipment for sore nipples.

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How to prevent and treat sore nipples for breastfeeding
How to prevent and treat sore nipples for breastfeeding

1. Lansinoh Lanolin for Breastfeeding Mothers, 40 Grams

One of the most highly recommended nipple creams by lactation consultants is safe for both mom and baby. Use it to soothe and protect sore, cracked nipples.

Lansinoh Lanolin for Breastfeeding Mothers, 40 Grams

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Founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh truly understands the challenges facing nursing moms today. That’s why we create best-in-class products and offer a variety of support solutions to help you and baby along the way.

Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Cream

  • Recommended by Lactation Consultants
  • Soothes and protects sore, dry and cracked nipples
  • World’s purest lanolin – safe for mom and baby
  • 100% natural, single ingredient product – BHT & Preservative free
  • Used by and recommended by breastfeeding moms
  • Hypoallergenic

 

2.Earth Mama Angel Baby Non GMO Natural Nipple Butter Nursing Cream, Lanolin Free, 2 Ounce

Earth Mama Angel Baby Non GMO Natural Nipple Butter Nursing Cream, Lanolin Free,

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Soothing, non-sticky Natural Nipple Butter is a lanolin-free, Non-GMO calendula nipple cream for breastfeeding mamas, and anyone with dry skin. A buttery, organic herbal salve, soothing to sore, chapped, blistered nipples and safe for baby to ingest too – no need to wash it off before nursing!

The first lanolin-free, Non-GMO Project Verified nipple cream, Natural Nipple Butter is hospital recommended, clinically tested, non-irritating and dermatologically reviewed. A value at 2 ounces, it’s almost double other natural brands. Made with food-grade organic healing herbs and moisturizing plant butters.

Apply balm after each feeding, or as needed on dry patches, cradle cap, and drool rash. Lots of brilliant alternative uses, perfect for safe, natural skincare, chapped lips, cheeks, dry heels and rough elbows, excellent as a breast pump lube too.

Safe as Mama’s Arms. Natural Nipple Butter was the first lanolin-free Non-GMO Project Verified nipple cream. It’s hospital recommended, clinically tested, non-irritating and dermatologically reviewed, and free from the most common allergens.

Formulated by a Nurse and Herbalist. It’s non-toxic, naturally, never any toxins or worrisome ingredients and no artificial fragrance, flavors, or dyes. No petroleum products, mineral oil, Vitamin E, phthalates or parabens either. Naturally vegan and gluten-free. Safe for mama and baby too – no need to wash it off before nursing! These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Made in the USA. Certified by Oregon Tilth. Toxin free, rated 0 on EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database.

 

3.Medela Contact Nipple Shield

Medela Contact Nipple Shield

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Medela contact nipple shields can be an effective tool for professionals and moms to manage infants with latch on problems, for moms with overactive let downs or for flat, inverted and sore nipples. Medela nipple shields enable continued breastfeeding without interruption until these problems are resolved. Special design for closer contact with baby. Made without BPA safe for mom and baby. All Medela breastmilk bottles and products that come in contact with breastmilk are and always have been made without BPA.

 

4. Motherlove Nipples Cream Sore Cracked Nursing Nipples, 1 Ounce

Motherlove Nipple Cream Sore Cracked Nursing Nipples,

 

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Motherlove’s organic nipple cream has a zero rating (zero toxins) on EWG’s skin deep database and is made with 100% certified organic ingredients. An all natural herbal salve that quickly relieves the discomfort of sore, cracked nursing nipples. All ingredients are safe for ingestion, so it does not need to be washed off prior to breastfeeding baby.

 

5. Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads, 2 Count

Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads provide instant cooling relief to soothe and heal sore nipples so you can continue to breastfeed. The gel pads are safe, absorbent and can be reused for up to 72 hours. They also come with a fabric backing to help protect your nipples from bra friction.

Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads, 2 Count

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Founded by a breastfeeding mom, Lansinoh truly understands the challenges facing nursing moms today. That’s why we create best-in-class products and offer a variety of support solutions to help you and baby along the way.

Lansinoh Soothies Gel Pads

  • Soothes relieves & helps heal sore nipples
  • Instant, cooling pain relief
  • Fabric backing Protects nipples from friction
  • #1 selling gel pad for breastfeeding moms
  • BPA Free

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