Welcome to the wonderful world of motherhood! You’re about to embark on an exciting new journey in your life. With all the new changes come added responsibilities and early decisions that can impact the well-being of your precious little baby. As new moms, we want to provide the best the world has to offer, and it all starts with your little one’s safety. Breastfeeding is a blissful bonding moment for you and baby. But for some mommies, it can be a source of discomfort and pain, especially in the initial stages of breastfeeding when baby is first learning to latch on. And while initial discomfort is expected, nursing your baby should not be a painful and agonizing experience for moms who decide to breastfeed!

Fortunately, there are many nipple creams for breastfeeding that can help soothe and alleviate sore, cracked nipples. So how do you choose the best nipple cream that’s both safe for your baby’s health and yours, while providing the most efficient relief for your sensitive nipples?

Here are five recommendations to consider when choosing a safe breastfeeding cream.