My wife hates it when I talk about nipple balm in public, well I think its safe to say, everyone hates it when a overweight middle aged guy says nipple balm in public. However, in researching ways to help my wife as she fed our boy I learned ahow to make an all natural nipple balm for breastfeeding.
This comes from my experiments in using beeswax for other ointments and salves. However, because the boy may ingest some of this balm while eating, it does not have any beeswax in it because all beeswax has some trace amounts of honey, and honey may contain botulism spores, so babies should not be ingest honey until they are at least one year old.
This is a very simple product to make, and if you have made the lip balm you probably have all the ingredients.
- Coconut Oil
- Shea Butter
- Cocoa Butter
- Combine and melt equal portions of coconut oil, shea butter, and cocoa butter.
- Pour into a container and let cool (old baby food jars work great).
This makes a wonderfully moisturizing natural nipple cream. Coconut oil alone can often do the trick to soothing sore nipples. Apply liberally before and after nursing as desired. Completely safe for baby and moisturizing and healing for the breastfeeding mother.
I also use this on my feet and elbows and it works really well.