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This nipple butter uses only three simple ingredients.   Coconut oil is edible, it protects against thrush and contains the same medium-chain fatty acids as breastmilk.  Plus it’s easily absorbed and good for your skin.  Cocoa butter is also typically edible (there is cosmetic grade out there too) and is thick and forms a protective barrier to help sore nipples.   Beeswax helps to solidify it all.

Some nipple butter recipes use herbs or essential oils, but I didn’t feel comfortable doing that when nursing a newborn.  It’s not really necessary, anyway.

To use, rub a small amount on your nipples as needed for soreness. These ingredients are safe and there is no need to wash it off before feeding baby.

 

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