Best Nipple Creams - 5 Picks Safe for Breastfeeding Moms

Our favorite nipple creams for breastfeeding moms


Why a breastfeeding nipple cream?

Nipple ointments create a protective moisture barrier between nursing sessions for Mom to recover and gain relief from sore and cracked nipples during the early months of a nursing relationship. 

Sore nipples is one of the most common complaints we hear from breastfeeding moms. Thankfully, there are quite a few safe and effective nipple creams on the market that can give you some relief!

The best part is that ALL of the creams listed below don’t need to be removed prior to nursing, so you can safely smother the girls whenever you need a boost of moisture! 

Our Favorite Nipple Creams for Breastfeeding

Earth Mama Angel Baby Nipple Butter 

Chock full of natural ingredients, this pot will last a long time, and leave you feeling like you’re giving back to your skin! Make sure ingredients don’t irritate your specific allergen needs for baby before using.

Organic Coconut Oil

If you’re hard up for a last minute fix or like multi-use products, certified organic coconut oil in your kitchen is a perfect moisturizing cream and safe for little mouths.

Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Cream

Touting its ingredients for being 100% natural, this traditional lanolin cream comes in a small tube that’s perfect for throwing in diaper bags and also for using as a lip balm, baby bottom cream and more. Best part is it’s readily available at most major drug stores, baby supply depots and even Target. 

Beauty Counter Baby Balm 

One of the obvious draws of Beauty Counter’s Balm is that it’s free of all skin irritants and parabens, phalates, and more that can not only irritate skin but are proven hormone disrupturs. The cream also doubles as a baby bottom balm, skin mask, cuticle and cracked hand cream and more

Canadian Nipple Cream (All Purpose Nipple Ointment)

If you’re cracked, bleeding, and sore to severity AND under the care of a trusted IBCLC (and if you need help determining, just ask us!) a pharmaceutical compounded steroid cream might be the best choice for repair and recovery while nursing.