The latest arrival for new mums from natural skincare brand Weleda is a natural balm to provide care and protection for sore nipples, cracked skin and chafing when breastfeeding. The neat little tube of soothing magic joins Weleda’s existing range of nursing products including Nursing Oil for the breasts and Nursing Tea.
Weleda’s Nipple Balm is made with golden calendula extract, home-grown organically in Weleda’s Derbyshire herb gardens to strict biodynamic standards. It is free from mineral oils, synthetic preservatives, fragrances or artificial additives of any kind, including parabens. It is also cruelty-free and comes in a handy 25g tube!
Common marigold or Calendula officinalis, is prized not only for its gentleness and mildness, proving one of the most suitable ingredients for sensitive skin, but also for its skin-healing properties. It’s a natural antiseptic, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory, and an ideal ingredient for soothing damaged or inflamed skin.
Calendula is combined with nourishing organic plant oils – cold-pressed sunflower seed oil and olive oil – together with unbleached beeswax and lanolin. The balm is fragrance-free and gentle enough for frequent use. With no need to wipe off the skin before breastfeeding, Weleda Nipple Balm is safe for mum and baby.
The range has been developed by experienced midwives and pharmacists and is the perfect accompaniment to your baby changing bag. Midwife and breastfeeding consultant Sharron Trotter says:
“Getting used to breastfeeding takes time. It is much easier if you have watched other mothers feeding and if you give yourself plenty of time to find the most comfortable position for you and your baby. Lack of support, conflicting advice, poor information and negative attitudes from others are all too common. If your nipples do become sore, correct your positioning and attachment to prevent any further damage. It is also important to rule out tongue-tie, as this could be the cause. Once baby is well-attached the nipples should heal naturally but seek help if the soreness persists, and try a natural nipple cream to protect against cracking such as