A mothers nipples have to adjust in those early days to a baby learning how to breastfeed. Some women experience no nipple damage while others find this the worst part of breastfeeding.
I find all mothers benefit from a good quality product to apply to their nipples. Most mothers are encouraged to use Lansinoh, a product which is EVERYWHERE and while it has some benefits, in my experience it unfortunately carries little therapeutic benefit.
In addition, it’s made from wool fat, yes that’s right, fat or actually wax secreted by the sebaceous glands of wool-bearing animals (sheep) which sounds pretty unpleasant when you think about applying that to your nipples.
There are a lot of other nipple products on the market but not ONE that had the combined ingredients I believe new breastfeeding mothers need. Soooo I decided to join forces with my sister, Holly Edgar, who is a Naturopath and Doula, and make my own signature product.
I went to Holly and said I would like to create a product which:
- Includes herbal medicine (namely Calendula and Aloe Vera because these are my all time fav herbs for nipple damage)
- Is free of any nasty chemicals
- Does not contain any essential oils (as these are a no no for a newborn bubba who relies on their sense of smell immensely when learning how to breastfeed).
With this info, Holly has helped me craft an amazing product which includes:
Herb-infused Olive Oil with Australian Certified Organic Calendula, Chickweed and Marshmallow Root; Herb extract of; Lady’s Mantle and Calendula; Oils of Avocado, Apricot Kernel, Hemp Seed, Coconut; Aloe Vera gel; Shea Butter and Beeswax.
So if you’re worried about getting super sore nipples when learning to breastfeed, this product is a great one to have at the ready.
All the ingredients are safe for ingestion, so there is no need to wash this off your nipples prior to breastfeeding.
$20 for a 30gm tin