Most people don’t realize how painful the nipples can be when they are clogged during breastfeeding or dry and cracked from a hormone imbalance (affecting both women and men). They can become infected, bleed, severely dry, cracked, and sensitive to the touch. Some women cannot even wear a bra, and even having a shirt on can aggravate it.
This is not a new problem popping up, but one people feel more comfortable seeking a solution for. On average, approximately 80-90% of nursing moms experience some kind of nipple irritation and discomfort when breastfeeding, such as tenderness, swollen, hot, plugged milk duct and mastitis. Breast and nipple tenderness, endocrine disharmony (estrogen dominance) and Gynecomastia typically occur in about 95% of women (usually before and during menses) and up to 75% of men (especially during puberty).
There are many botanical emollients and essential oils that can lend relief in a short period of time. JennScents Nipple Cream was formulated to provide soothing, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, cicatrizing, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral properties using 100% pure essential oils and botanicals. It soothes soreness and discomfort, combats the issue at hand and relieves the pain. Some of the main ingredients are Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), of course, for its balancing, harmonizing, analgesic, anti-inflammatory and nourishing benefits. It can lend a little numbing or anesthetic feeling, like an antiseptic which soothes the dryness, bleeding and pain. Jasmine (Jasminum officinale) for its analgesic, galactagogue, hormone supporting, anti-inflammatory and cicatrizing benefits. We also include nourishing carriers such as shea butter, arnica, calendula and others to provide vitamins, minerals and soothing relief. Our formula works best when applied 4-5 times daily during an issue and once daily as a preventative.
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