The Best Organic Nipple Cream for Breastfeeding

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Why Do I Need an Organic Nipple Cream for Breastfeeding?

Earth Mama Organics, Motherlove & Bamboobies

If you’re a first time mom, I’m going to guess you’ve never had a baby latch on to your nipple before.  It can be pretty intense with their suckling and it can hurt!  It can lead to sore, cracked or bleeding nipples.

Of course everyone has different pain levels, but I am one that has had plenty of soreness from breastfeeding.  I exclusively nursed my first baby and now exclusively pump for my twins.  I have had the opportunity to try out a few organic nipple creams along the way and wanted to share my thoughts on their differences.

I chose to use more natural options through my breastfeeding journey even though lanolin is a popular choice.  If you’re not familiar with lanolin, do a little research before you decide to use it.  I am sharing these lanolin-free options you might not be familiar with but, in my opinion, these are some of the best breastfeeding products.

Earth Mama Organics: Natural Nipple Butter & the New Organic Nipple Butter

Earth Mama Organics has changed their packaging and formula.  I am reviewing the Natural Nipple Butter, but noting the improvements to the New Organic Nipple Butter!
  • Price: $12.99
  • Packaging: 2 oz. plastic jar, metal lid
  • Ingredients in the original formula/Natural Nipple Butter: Organic Olive Oil, Organic Cocoa Seed Butter, Organic Shea Butter, Candelilla Wax, Mango Butter, Organic Calendula
  • Ingredients in the New Packaging/Improved formula/Organic Nipple Butter: (All USDA Organic) Olive Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Mango Seed Butter, Calendula
  • What I Love:
    • I trust the brand as a whole
    • Best price per ounce
    • 3 year shelf life
  • What I don’t Love:
    • Oil Granules are harder to dissolve

Earth Mama Organics was the first organic nipple cream that I chose to use with my baby 3 years ago.  After my research, the Natural Nipple Butter seemed to be the best on the market and I used it exclusively.  Although I used it for nursing my first baby, I was still able to use what I had left this time around for exclusive pumping thanks to the 3-year shelf life.

With the $12.99 price tag for a 2oz jar, this nipple cream is by far the best price among the three I’m comparing.  The only thing I don’t love is the oil granules – if the jar does get cold, the granules can be a little harsh if not warmed in your hands before applying.

With their new packaging came a new formula and new name for the Organic Nipple Butter!  All of the ingredients are now certified organic!  They also changed out the Candelilla wax for organic Beeswax in the new formula.

I have used several products from Earth Mama ranging from pregnancy to baby to breastfeeding, and have come to love their quality and company as a whole.  If you want to learn more about Earth Mama Organics, I’ve shared their newest products for 2018 along with my review of their Milkmaid Tea and highlighted their diaper cream here!

Motherlove: Nipple Cream

  • Price: $10.95
  • Packaging: 1 oz. glass jar, metal lid
  • Ingredients: Olive Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Marshmellow Root, Calendula
  • What I love:
    • Buttery consistency
    • Glass Jar
    • Fewest Ingredients
  • What I don’t Love:
    • Highest Price per ounce

I stumbled upon Motherlove Organic Nipple Cream when I won it in a giveaway.  I was reluctant to try anything except Earth Mama because I already knew and loved it.  I was pleasantly surprised at the consistency.  It is creamy and smoothe and I find it very soothing.

I enjoyed the packaging as well with it being a glass jar.  Of the three I am comparing, it also has the shortest ingredient list.  The only downfall is the price per ounce which is the highest of the three – specifically compared to Earth Mama, it is more than double the price.

Bamboobies: Boobease Organic Pumping Lubricant

  • Price: $9.99
  • Packaging: set of two ½oz plastic squeeze tubes
  • Ingredients: Coconut Oil, Sunflower Seed Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Shea Butter, Matricarla, Cocoa Butter
  • What I love:
    • Great for travel
    • Essential for pumping
  • What I don’t Love
    • Consistency changes with heat – comes out fast or clogs

While this one isn’t as much of a “healing” nipple cream, this organic pumping lubricant is great for pumping which most breastfeeding moms will have to do at some point!

It has a base of coconut oil which is super popular right now.  It is definitely more of a liquid consistency.  It gets very watery when warm and can also get very hard when cold – if you’re familiar with coconut oil, these are the typical properties!

I did have an issue when it was cold and couldn’t squeeze it out of the tube.  It got clogged up and then shot out a big glob but that has been my only issue.

The tubes are perfect for travel and the fact that you get two tubes in one pack means you can keep one at home and one in your pump bag.

I will also mention that Bamboobies makes a nipple cream – I have not tried it but the ingredient list is the same as the Motherlove Nipple Cream.

Between their reusable nursing pads and organic nipple creams, I have found some of the best breastfeeding products through Bamboobies.

Also, if you are reading this as an exclusive pumper, definitely check out my favorite all-in-one nursing and pumping bra, The Supermom! 

Returning to work and nervous about pumping?  Learn how you can do it and how to continue to feed your baby even when you’re apart!  I recommend looking into Milkology’s Ultimate Back to Work Pumping Class – it’s all online and only $19!

The Bottom Line…

One nipple cream does not fit everyone and your needs may change along your breastfeeding journey.

Maybe you will begin to pump more as you return to work, or you may not need a nipple cream as regularly.

I hope that my experience with these will open you up to looking beyond lanolin and see that there are several other great options.

I do believe all three of these are among the best breastfeeding products I’ve used.  Which one do you think would be best for you??

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