Breastfeeding: This easy DIY balm will soothe your dry, cracked nipples
Breastfeeding is amazing.
I loved the cuddles, and the connection and how handy it was (you always have your baby's food with you!) and *may* have cried my eyes out both times when it came to an end.
However – the truth is, those very first few days and weeks of breastfeeding? They can be rough.
Your nipples will probably feel strangely raw and sore – but guys – it gets SO much better, trust me. And I might just have found the secret trick that'll help you push past those tricky first few painful days!
This DIY nipple balm will help to eliminate soreness, tenderness, inflammation, infection, – and that horrible thing that happens when your sticky, sweet colostrum causes your nipples to stick to your breast pads because they don't have any lubrication. (Yes, this can happen).
Ready to try? Here is what you need:
– 4 tablespoons cocoa butter
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– 2 tablespoons sweet almond oil
– 1 tablespoon coconut oil
– 2 drops lavender essential oil
For full recipe and how to make the nipple balm, head over to TheElliottHomestead.com
Note: Only use the highest quality of oils for this cream. And because baby will make direct contact with it's mouth, it's important that the oils be safe for internal use.