Breastfeeding Balm and Baby Saftey?
Im formulating an herbal infused nipple cream for breastfeeding. I used one for all 3 of my babies and find them very useful. My Midwife formulated her with oil, extracts and a cream aloe base. Her extracts were Sweet Orange and Almond. I of course don’t want to copy her ingredients,
1. So are their extracts that are safe enough that if the baby fed soon after applying it they would be okay? Honestly I don’t see an medicinal benefit in her using the extracts, maybe they were more for scent?…
2. And her aloe cream base…could this have simply been aloe and butter? This would surely require a preservative which she only had Vit E in it (I know its not a preservative). Id prefer this to be an anhydrous product that didn’t need a preservative if possible. (of course Id use an antioxidant)