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Balm Baby Nipple Soother Review

      I’ve been breastfeeding for almost 5 years straight! Time has gone by so quickly that I feel like I just started nursing my first baby. In the beginning, breastfeeding wasn’t easy for me. I underwent an induction/c-section in an very medical setting. In addition, my baby has a high biliruben and was away from me and under the lights for days, our pediatrician “ordered” formula for him in the hospital, and by the time we went home he was having trouble latching, I was cracked and bleeding, crying and very sore. I was given a special cream from my OB and told to “wipe it off” before nursing. It was rough. Luckily, I was better prepared both with products and education for my next baby. I went into labor at home, VBAC’d and had enough knowledge that I knew the advice coming from the hospital staff was inaccurate and bad for our nursing relationship.


     One thing I learned, is the importance of good nipple balm! It has to be safe for baby, safe for me and 100% natural. After learning about the La Leche League’s severance with Lansinoh (through an e-mail from the association when I was planning a LLL event), I’m baffled about why our hospital continues to provide lanolin…which has been determined to be full of chemicals from the sheep it’s derived from…when there are so many great products out there. I’m thrilled to share Balm Baby’s Nipple soother with you!

Ingredients include; Oilive oil infused in calendula & chamomile, coca butter, shea butter and candelilla wax.

     If you look at the jar photo, you can see tiny beads in the product. I believe this is the wax. When I take the balm out of the container I can feel them right before they melt. The balm goes on smoothly and is very soothing. As a nursing and pregnant Mama, I’m no stranger to nipple soreness. I started using this product almost a week ago and it’s helping with pain. I will continue to use it after I deliver to help with tandem nursing and pumping. I’m really surprised at how little of this product I need, and accidentally over applied a few times. While the jar appears small, it’s deceiving and will certainly last a very long time.
     Make sure to read my Balm Baby Mama Belly review and my Diaper Balm/First Aid Balm Review to see more great products from this company. Made in the USA in Hawaii, Vegan, 100% natural and Leaping Bunny Certified these products are sure to make many Moms and babies happy. In addition to their commitment to organic ingredients, they are also plastic-free. As knowledge about plastics become more public, it’s clear to me that my family needs to avoid these chemically based and toxic containers. It’s nice to know that Balm Baby products come in glass or tin and won’t have any extras seeping in from their packaging. You can find a great selection of Balm Baby Products on the Nicki’s Diapers website or find the nipple soother right on the Balm Baby site itself.

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Brittany Parzych
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I always ended up with a nipple cream they compound at a compunding pharmacy. I literally have no idea what's in it. I think I will definitely give Balm Baby nipple cream a try in the near future… glad to know that it has worked well for you.

Angela Romero
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I'm definitely planning to check out balm baby products in the future.

Angela Romero
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I'm definitely planning to check out balm baby products in the future.

Kelly Marlow
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Kelly Marlow

I'm currently breastfeeding for the first time with my 4th child. I didn't have support to start breastfeeding the last 3 babies, but have it more this time around. I didn't know about the lanolin issue and I was provided some at the hospital. I've rarely had to use it though. I would love to try some natural balm. I'll have to look into this company for sure. Thank you for sharing your experience with this product.

Kelly Marlow
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Kelly Marlow

I'm currently breastfeeding for the first time with my 4th child. I didn't have support to start breastfeeding the last 3 babies, but have it more this time around. I didn't know about the lanolin issue and I was provided some at the hospital. I've rarely had to use it though. I would love to try some natural balm. I'll have to look into this company for sure. Thank you for sharing your experience with this product.

Kaelyn Farrier
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I love the glass jars

Kaelyn Farrier
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I love the glass jars

Ayla Crosley
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I have had a miserable time with nipple pain during my breastfeeding relationship with my son, any chance to help that would be wonderful! I have not yet tried balm baby, now im excited to!

Ayla Crosley
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I have had a miserable time with nipple pain during my breastfeeding relationship with my son, any chance to help that would be wonderful! I have not yet tried balm baby, now im excited to!

Jennifer Williams
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Sounds like good stuff! I never used lanolin because I just didn't like what it was, I'm glad now that I didn't! I was fortunate to not have a lot of problems with dryness or cracking, but now that my guy has teeth and getting him to be nice is a challenge, I could definitely use something for the soreness! I love that they use glass instead of plastic, too!

Jennifer Williams
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Sounds like good stuff! I never used lanolin because I just didn't like what it was, I'm glad now that I didn't! I was fortunate to not have a lot of problems with dryness or cracking, but now that my guy has teeth and getting him to be nice is a challenge, I could definitely use something for the soreness! I love that they use glass instead of plastic, too!

Jodi Armstrong
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i love that they think of everything. natural products and in glass.

Marie Lowther
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I like how this product is made out of all natural indigence!Thank you for the review!

Marie Lowther
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I like how this product is made out of all natural indigence!Thank you for the review!

Nikki Krutz
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This would be so nice to try out, especially since its natural.

Nikki Krutz
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This would be so nice to try out, especially since its natural.

Kayla Bergstrom
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my daughter is a frequent nurser so I get cracked nipples often and lanolin never worked well for me so I use coconut oil so this would probably work great for me! I'll have to check it out.

Kayla Bergstrom
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my daughter is a frequent nurser so I get cracked nipples often and lanolin never worked well for me so I use coconut oil so this would probably work great for me! I'll have to check it out.

Amber Ludwig
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It sounds absolutely amazing!! I live that it's all natural and vegan! You are so right that great nope cream is so important!! Ilk definitely be picking this up!!

Amber Ludwig
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It sounds absolutely amazing!! I live that it's all natural and vegan! You are so right that great nope cream is so important!! Ilk definitely be picking this up!!

Kat Neih
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I never used lanolin (I shear sheep regularly for friends so I known the nasties that are in a fleece lol) but this Balm Baby cream sounds awesome. As a ebf momma of 2 under 2 (15mo & 2mo) chapped nips are a regular thing.

Kat Neih
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I never used lanolin (I shear sheep regularly for friends so I known the nasties that are in a fleece lol) but this Balm Baby cream sounds awesome. As a ebf momma of 2 under 2 (15mo & 2mo) chapped nips are a regular thing.

Gretchen Czech
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I am very interested in this product and would like to try it. I have been looking for a more natural cream that would be safe for my Eli. I tried coconut oil, but it wasn't thick enough. Maybe this would be better.

Gretchen Czech
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I am very interested in this product and would like to try it. I have been looking for a more natural cream that would be safe for my Eli. I tried coconut oil, but it wasn't thick enough. Maybe this would be better.

Pam Nelson
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Would you be able to comment on how it works if you are pumping and don't wipe it off first? I have tried some other balms and usually had them get my flanges "gunky" even if application was an hour or two earlier and making them much harder to clean.

Crystal Easterwood
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I'm expecting my second lil one pretty soon, and definitely want to breast feed, so im excited to learn about this!

Leettle Baby
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I had found out the issues with lanolin well after I stopped using it after breastfeeding my children. This third time around, I will not use it at all and I am glad to hear that there is a safe product to use instead!

Rebecca Mardis
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Would love to try a lanolin alternative!

Rebecca Mardis
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Would love to try a lanolin alternative!

Cheryl Weber
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I was not ware of the issues with lanolin. I would like to try Balm Baby with baby number 3 in January. I have breastfed two babies. The first was for almost two years and the second I have been weaning off to help with health of me and developing baby and she is now 14 months old.

Cheryl Weber
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I was not ware of the issues with lanolin. I would like to try Balm Baby with baby number 3 in January. I have breastfed two babies. The first was for almost two years and the second I have been weaning off to help with health of me and developing baby and she is now 14 months old.

Janie Vezina
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looking for a natural cream, looks like i found it.

Janie Vezina
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looking for a natural cream, looks like i found it.

Alison Alvarez
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Breastfed the first one till he was three and I'm on my second he just turned one… Still breastfeed!!!

Alison Alvarez
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Breastfed the first one till he was three and I'm on my second he just turned one… Still breastfeed!!!

Jamie Hammel
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I love Balm Baby products, will need to try this one out once new baby gets here.

Leettle Baby
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I had found out the issues with lanolin well after I stopped using it after breastfeeding my children. This third time around, I will not use it at all and I am glad to hear that there is a safe product to use instead!

alexandria
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I love the ingredients in this! Last baby, we ended up stuck with a nipple shield until she was 3! I am hoping to avoid using the nipple shield at all with this next babe due in April and I expect to have more nipple pain, so this would come in handy!

alexandria
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I love the ingredients in this! Last baby, we ended up stuck with a nipple shield until she was 3! I am hoping to avoid using the nipple shield at all with this next babe due in April and I expect to have more nipple pain, so this would come in handy!

Kristina Leigh
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I have never used anything besides lanolin for my nipples, so it's good to know of a second good option 🙂

Kristina Leigh
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I have never used anything besides lanolin for my nipples, so it's good to know of a second good option 🙂

Olivia Radics
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Olivia Radics

Great alternative to lanolin,which wasn`t very useful for me. Would love to try this!

Olivia Radics
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Olivia Radics

Great alternative to lanolin,which wasn`t very useful for me. Would love to try this!

Monica Miller
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This might seem like a silly question, but do you have to wipe it off before baby nurses again?

Monica Miller
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This might seem like a silly question, but do you have to wipe it off before baby nurses again?

Mandy P.
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Mandy P.

I wasn't aware at all of the issues with lanolin. Thanks so much for educating me, and for offering a safer option!

Mandy P.
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Mandy P.

I wasn't aware at all of the issues with lanolin. Thanks so much for educating me, and for offering a safer option!

Theresa Anne
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I love the ingredients that Balm Baby uses; I expect the calendula is especially soothing. Putting this on our registry for when our first little one arrives!

Theresa Anne
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I love the ingredients that Balm Baby uses; I expect the calendula is especially soothing. Putting this on our registry for when our first little one arrives!

Jamie Hammel
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I love Balm Baby products, will need to try this one out once new baby gets here.