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How to soothe sore nursing nipples: Ode to calendula oil

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I love my little nursling babies. But, boy, do my nipples hurt sometimes. I am talking about the achy, oh, I let him/her nurse for way. too. long.
feeling. (Not thrush, which is that sharp dagger feeling, which in that case, try grapefruit seed extract or good ol’ prescription Diflucan.)

But if you want your nipples to just feel good again, look no farther than Wise Ways Herbals’ Calendula oil! This stuff is a miracle. Before I came
across it (at around 4 months into my nursing career with my son), I tried everything from lanolin to coconut oil to the Motherease Thrush and sore
nipples ointment. Nothing worked. Is it too much to ask to just feel normal again? No, it’s not. This oil is a miracle worker.

The ingredients are only olive oil and calendula extract. I put it on at night, with my beloved Nuk brand nursing pads (these are the flat ones, the
only ones I use). And the next morning, your nipples are brand new! I do this for two nights after I feel them begin to hurt.

Wise Ways Herbals’ Calendula oil is only around $16.99, and the whole bottle has lasted me through two children! I contacted their customer service
regarding the lifetime of the oil and I received a timely email back explaining that the shelf life is about four years or until the olive oil base smells “funny.” (My son is 29 months and I nursed him for 19 months and my wee daughter is only 4 months at this point, and I know it will last through her as well.)


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  1. Why does nobody leave the recipe for the concoction? How much calendula mixed with the oil? I need it for thrush the baby is passing onto my nipples /:

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