Nipple Cream For Pregnancy, Breastfeeding: 7 Best Nipple Creams in Singapore

Women's bodies go through a lot of changes during pregnancy and after, and more often than not, these changes cause some pain and discomfort: including sore nipples. To help mums and mums-to-be find the best nipple cream for pregnancy and breastfeeding, we've narrowed down the best-reviewed brands.

During pregnancy, most women's nipples become larger and more sensitive. When breastfeeding, the baby's constant licking and sucking of the mum's nipples may result to sore and irritated nipples. Though many would often only thinking of applying nipple creams during breastfeeding, some women are being proactive by reaching for nipple cream for pregnancy to prepare their breasts for the change that is about to come which often is accompanied by pain and discomfort.

Choosing the Right Nipple Cream for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

To make choosing the right nipple cream for pregnancy and breastfeeding easier for you, we have shortlisted the top 7 best nipple creams that are available on the market. The best nipple cream for pregnancy and breastfeeding should be qualified based on the below criteria:

  • Quality ingredients that are safe for you and your baby
  • Feel and texture of the cream should not feel greasy or oily on the skin. Lanolin creams are often thicker in feel and texture but are able to provide protection throughout the day. Blended lanolin creams often have a lighter texture that is easier to apply, but may require reapplication throughout the day
  • Smell and taste because babies are very sensitive during the first few months of birth and a strong smell/taste may lead to latching issues from the baby 

Top 7 Nipple Creams For Pregnancy And Breastfeeding

1. Mama’s Choice Intensive Nipple Cream

Nipple Cream For Pregnancy and breastfeeding Mama's Choice

 

Why it's great

Unlike other brands that utilise only lanolin as the core ingredient, Mama’s Choice is that it is made of 100% natural ingredients, is free from harmful chemicals and is of food-grade quality. You never have to worry about your baby accidentally ingesting the nipple cream anymore. This product has also been extensively tested by dermatologists in Singaporean labs so that you know that you are paying for a quality product that is safe for both mother and baby.

Mama’s Choice Intensive Nipple Cream is also halal-certified, so they are perfect for Muslim mothers. 

For parents who are looking for a brand made with the highest quality ingredients, we highly recommend Mama’s Choice Intensive Nipple Cream. 

Features that we love:

Quality ingredients

  • Lanolin that helps to soothe dry or dehydrated skin
  • Date palm with its antioxidant properties help to moisture and reduce the chance of dry and cracked nipples
  • Coconut oil helps to moisturise, nourish and soften the nipple 
  • Shea butter promotes collagen regeneration that heals cracked and dry nipples caused by changes in your body during pregnancy or from breastfeeding
  • Tocopherol (Vitamin E) that moisturises and helps to strengthen the skin around the nipple

Feel and texture

  • Smooth and light texture that does not feel greasy or uncomfortable on the skin
  • Hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested safe for mothers with all skin types

Smell or taste

  • Odourless and tasteless ensuring that your baby will have no trouble latching on and breastfeeding will be a pleasurable experience for both of you

Price

  • Mama's Choice Intensive Nipple Cream from $12.90

2. Medela Purelan™ - Lanolin Cream

Nipple Cream For Pregnancy and breastfeeding Medela Purelan

Why it's great

Purelan Lanolin Cream is made of 100% lanolin. What makes Purelan stand out is the fact that the lanolin it uses is sourced from ethically sourced mulesing-free farms. We love that the products that we use are not subject to the suffering of animals. 

Medela Purelan Lanolin Cream is also effective in helping to moisturise a variety of dry skin areas, such as chapped lips, dry hands and cuticles, elbows and cracked heels. 

Quality ingredients

  • 100% ultra-pure ethically sourced lanolin is the single ingredient in Medela Purelan with no additives and preservatives
  • Hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin of mom or child
  • Safe for ingestion so no need to remove from the nipple before breastfeeding

Consistency/texture

  • Thick and rich texture that is quick to be absorbed into the skin yet does not leave an oily or greasy effect on your skin

Smell or taste

  • Odourless and tasteless with no additive or fragrance so that it will be accepted by even the fussiest baby

Price

  • Medela Purelan Nipple Cream (37g) from $19.90

3. Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream 

 

Nipple Cream For Pregnancy and breastfeeding Lansinoh

Editors Review: 

Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream is the #1 recommended breastfeeding cream by moms and doctors in the USA. It is clinically tested to be safe for your baby.

Quality ingredients

  • 100% HPA® Modified Lanolin, which is 100% natural with no preservatives, parabens, fragrance or taste
  • Hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin of mom or child
  • Safe for ingestion so no need to remove from the nipple before breastfeeding

Consistency/texture    

  • Thick texture that is easy to apply - we have never tried Lansinoh, but it reported has a nicer feel and texture than Medela or Ardo
  • May leave easily removable stains that can be removed with detergent  

Smell or taste

  • Odorless and tasteless with no additive or fragrance so that it will be accepted by even the fussiest baby

Price

  • Lansinoh HPA Lanolin Nipple Cream 40 g from $24 

4. Pigeon Nipple Care Cream

Nipple Cream For Pregnancy and breastfeeding Pigeon

 

Why it's good

Pigeon is one of the market leaders when it comes to motherhood breastfeeding products. Pigeon Nipple Care Cream is able to prevent and relieve sore nipples that come from breastfeeding, and also add moisture to the nipples so as to protect against dry and cracked nippled. If you urgently need a nipple care cream, Pigeon Nipple Care Cream can be found at Guardian stores in Singapore. 

Features that we love:

Quality ingredients

  • 100% ultra-pure lanolin
  • Hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin of mom or child
  • Safe for ingestion so no need to remove from the nipple before breastfeeding

Consistency/texture

  • Thick, non-greasy texture that soothes dryness and cracked skin quickly as the lanolin in the cream helps to retain moisture in the skin

Smell or taste

  • No flavours and fragrance added

Price

  • Pigeon Nipple Care Cream (50g) from 18.90

5. Ardo Lanolin Nipple Repair Cream

 

Nipple Cream For Pregnancy and breastfeeding ardo

Why it's good

Ardo is Swiss made high-grade nipple cream. This nipple cream is a popular European brand, which has helped a lot of mums with nipple issues like dryness and sensitiveness. Ardo is very well known to the brand to get up the natural moisture level of your skin and highly recommended by my medical specialists.

Features that we love:

Quality ingredients

  • Swiss-made, no additives or preservatives added, and does not harm the baby if accidentally swallowed
  • Lanolin which is closest to human skin-fat and replenishes it naturally.

Consistency/texture

  • Very smooth and non-greasy. No need to wash hands after use as it leaves no residue

Smell or taste

  • Odourless and tasteless, so practically making it hypoallergenic. 

6. Organic Nipple Butter Breastfeeding Cream by Earth Mama

 

Nipple Cream For Pregnancy, Breastfeeding: 7 Best Nipple Creams in Singapore

Editors Review: 

This product is a highly recommended product around the world by mums. It is made from organic beeswax so we would highly recommend this brand, as it is 100% natural and chosen by NICU’s in various hospitals across the world.

Features that we love:

Quality ingredients

  • Organic Beeswax which can help make the skin smooth and non-greasy
  • Organic CocoaSeed butter & Organic Mango Seed Butter which helps soothe the skin and removes any dryness
  • Organic Calendula Flower Extract which removes any irritation from the skin
  • Lanolin free
  • First Non-GMO Project Verified nipple cream so you know that it is perfectly safe if your baby ingests the nipple butter
  • Dermatologist and Clinically Tested for skin irritation to the mother

Consistency/texture

  • Non-sticky, non-greasy texture

Smell or taste

  • Fragrance-free and tasteless

7. Philips Avent Moisturising Nipple Cream

Avent Moisturizing Nipple Cream

Why it's good

Philips Avent Moisturising Nipple Cream is a blended lanolin cream with coconut oil and aloe vera. This is one of the best creams on the market for moisturising and softening dry and cracked skin. For breastfeeding mothers, this cream is a perfect complement to the Philips Avent Breast Pump. 

Features that we love:

Quality ingredients

  • Coconut Oil helps to soften the nipples for easy breastfeeding 
  • Aloe vera helps to hydrate the skin and skin smooth
  • Ultra-pure grade lanolin penetrates the skin’s outer layers to improve moisture levels and ensure suppleness

Consistency/texture

  • Smooth and thin compared to pure lanolin cream brands making it easier to spread on

Smell or taste

  • Not odourless although no perfume is added, some parents may notice a slight smell to the cream which may be off-putting for some babies

Price

  • Philips Avent Moisturising Nipple Cream 30ml from $22

We hope this list helps you decide on the right nipple cream for pregnancy and breastfeeding. Continue reading on tips on caring for sore nipples during breastfeeding to further understand how best to prevent discomfort throughout your journey.

 

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