10 Best Nipple Creams To Buy Now

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Nipple creams are a wonderful buy for any pregnant or breastfeeding Mum. The creams work to prevent any dryness, itchiness, cracked or bleeding nipples whilst breastfeeding your baby, and even prevent soreness when pregnant.

There are different types of nipple creams available. Lanolin based products are made from an oily substance secreted from sheep's skin which provides great moisturising qualities. However, if you prefer plant-based products, are vegan or vegetarian, there are creams available that are made solely from oils and plant extracts. These provide a suitable alternative whilst still soothing and caring for cracked skin.

By using these creams during pregnancy, before and after feeding, you can be sure to avoid cracked nipples and any pain. Have read of our top 10 best nipple creams to find the perfect cream for you.

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Kidadl's Top Pick

Whilst all these great nipple creams are highly recommended, if you're short on time, here's our top pick based on price, ingredients and moisturising qualities.

1. Lansinoh Nipple Cream

Lansinoh Nipple Cream.

This Lansinoh cream is a very popular buy amongst new parents, winning the Mother and Baby Awards for 2020 along with being a number one bestseller on Amazon. The lanolin cream is completely natural and ensures effective relief from nipple soreness for a reasonable price.

Whilst this is designed to be nipple cream, it has also been praised for its moisturising qualities and has been used for various other reasons; nappy rash cream, moisturiser for dry skin and even lip balm. Therefore, Lansinoh is definitely an excellent buy for your money and will guarantee results.

Main Features

  • Price: £8.39
  • Size: 40 ml
  • 100% natural
  • No taste, colour or smell
  • Single-ingredient
  • Contains lanolin
  • BPA and BPS free
  • British Allergy Foundation approved

Best For Sensitive Skin

2. Weleda Nipple Balm

Weleda Nipple Balm.

This nipple balm has been developed by midwives and pharmacists, so you can be sure this will get the job done. It has also been named a 'Positive Luxury Brand to Trust', so rest assured your money is not being wasted. The Weleda balm works to care for and protect sore nipples, cracked skin and areas of chaffing. It is fragrance-free, so will not aggravate, so this is perfect if you have particularly sensitive nipples or skin.

Made from calendula flower extract, this is suitable for vegetarians.

Main Features

  • Price: £7.95
  • Size: 27 ml
  • Calendula balm
  • Fragrance-free
  • Suitable for vegetarians

Best Chemical-Free Nipple Cream

3. Multi-Mam Nipple Cream

Multi-Mam Nipple Cream.

This is a natural nipple balm that ensures cooling, moisturising and soothing care to any sore nipples. Made from selected plant oils, this is a fragrance-free, lanolin-free, chemical-free balm. It works by supplementing the natural fat which gets removed by breastfeeding, so will restore your nipples to the way they were.

Most importantly, it is a non-sticky balm, which means you can use it without any mess or fuss.

Main Features

  • Price: £9.81
  • Size: 30 ml
  • Made from plant oils
  • No chemicals or preservatives
  • Safe for baby

Best Hydrating Nipple Cream

4. Avent Moisturising Nipple Cream

Avent Moisturising Nipple Cream.

This nipple cream for breastfeeding has a slight difference from its other competitors in that it is made from aloe vera and medical-grade lanolin combined. This adds to the moisturising quality and works to soften dry, sensitive and cracked nipples whilst breastfeeding. The lanolin penetrates the skin to improve moisture levels, and the aloe vera hydrates the skin to soften the nipples.

It is very safe for your baby as it is both hypoallergenic and completely free of any chemicals, preservatives and perfumes.

Main Features

  • Price: £14.17
  • Size: 30 ml
  • Safe for baby
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No added perfumes or preservatives

Best For Sustainability

5. Mama Mio Keep Calm Nipple Balm

Mama Mio Keep Calm Nipple Balm.

This nipple cream is a nourishing oil and butter blend that is suited to sore nipples both when breastfeeding and during pregnancy more generally. Made with shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E, this triple ingredient technology combats three different areas; the shea butter locks in moisture within the skin, the oil soothes and reduces discomfort and the vitamin E provides skin protection with essential antioxidants. Therefore, with these working together, your sore nipples will be restored in no time!

This is also a great buy if you are passionate about sustainability- it is suitable for vegans and uses recyclable packaging, as Mama Mio make a conscious effort to make products responsibly.

Main Features

  • Price: £9
  • Size: 30 ml
  • Shea butter balm
  • Safe for baby
  • Suitable for vegans (cruelty-free)
  • Recyclable packaging

Best Midwife Developed Brand

6. My Expert Midwife No Harm Nipple Balm

My Expert Midwife No Harm Nipple Balm.

As mentioned in the name, this is a midwife developed brand so you can be assured of quality, and it even won the 'Made For Mums Award' just this year!

Made from 100% natural ingredients, this includes the highest medical grade lanolin extracts which works really well to soothe any breastfeeding nipple pain. It works to moisturise cracked, sensitive skin as quick as possible. The pump handle means you can easily open and apply the cream whilst multi-tasking, which is often the case once your little one arrives.

Main Features

  • Price: £16.50
  • Size: 30 ml
  • 100% natural ingredients
  • Safe for your baby
  • Award winning

Best For Families On A Budget

7. Medela Purelan 100 Lanolin Nipple Cream

Medela Purelan 100 Lanolin Nipple Cream.

The Medela Purelan has been named as the Lansinoh alternative, so very easily takes a place on our list. Offering completely natural soothing protection for your nipples, this is best suited to very dry and sensitive nipples as it is unscented to prevent further aggravation. You don't even need to remove the cream before breastfeeding, as this is perfectly safe for your baby.

This is also a great cream for dry baby skin, so this really is a 2-in-1 buy.

Main Features

  • Price: £6.99
  • Size: 37 ml
  • 100% lanolin
  • Hypoallergenic
  • No additives or preservatives

Best Organic Nipple Creams

8. Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Nipple Butter

Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Nipple Butter.
Image © Earth Mama

The Earth Mama nipple butter is a lanolin-free, calendula cream and is perfect if you are looking for an organic product. The plant-based, certified organic nipple butter has great moisturising qualities too, to help with sore nipples. Whether cracked, dry or sensitive, Earth Mama is the one for you.

This is also extremely safe for babies, so there is no need to remove this before breastfeeding. It is even advised to use it before and after feeding for maximum moisturising effect.

Main Features

  • Price: £14.43
  • Size: 60 ml
  • Organic calendula flower
  • Non-sticky natural plant butters
  • Safe for baby
  • Certified organic product

Best For Versatile Nipple Cream

9. Motherlove Herbal Organic Nipple Cream

Motherlove Herbal Organic Nipple Cream.

This nipple cream is more expensive than the other products, but its heftier price tag is due to its certified organic, herbal and completely natural design. It has to accommodate for being lanolin-free.

The Motherlove cream has many uses; it can be a pump lubricant when expressing milk, it can be a hand cream for sore, cracked skin and, most importantly, it soothes cracked nipples when breastfeeding. Reviews have also stated how excellent this is on soothing baby's dry hands too, so it is a great investment for both mother and baby.

Main Features

  • Price: £27.49
  • Size: 90 ml
  • BPA free
  • Certified organic
  • Safe for baby

Best Soothing Nipple Cream

10. Era Organics Soothing Nipple Cream

Era Organics Soothing Nipple Cream.

The Era Organics nipple creams have excellent soothing qualities- the cream protects from chaffing and excess moisture and has anti-inflammatory ingredients to help reduce discomfort. Made from olive oil, sunflower oil, apricot oil, arrowroot powder and calendula extract, the blend of natural oils makes a very smooth, moisturising cream.

What's more, if you buy their organic nipple products and you are unhappy, they provide a 60-day money-back guarantee. This provides peace of mind that Era Organics believe in their products.

Main Features

  • Price: £27.49
  • Size: 90 ml
  • 100% natural oil ingredients
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Certified organic
  • Safe for baby

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