And while some moms only need expressed breast milk to soothe their breast, having a good nipple cream around can be a lifesaver. I recommend purchasing a quality nipple cream prior to delivery. That way, you aren't sending your hubby to the grocery store in the middle of the night and he comes home with something with pesticides or other substances that can be harmful to the baby and not
helpful to you.
While HPA Lanolin has been the go-to nipple cream in the past, many companies such as Ameda have discontinued carrying this product. Today moms prefer an all-natural approach. While there are several all natural nipple creams out there, moms prefer the soothing of coconut oil. Coconut oil not only soothes and hydrates nipples, it offers anti-microbial and anti-fungal properties that most nipple creams do not.
Mohrbacher and Stock (1997)