In a nutshell

This cream soothes sore nipples, is great value and there's no need to remove it before breastfeeding.

What we tested

  • Ease of rubbing in
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Effectiveness
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Fragrance
    A star rating of 5.0 out of 5.
  • Packaging
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Quality
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
  • Worth the money
    A star rating of 4.0 out of 5.
Overall Rating
A star rating of 4.2 out of 5.


  • Soothing, good value, no need to remove before breastfeeding, fragrance-free


  • Slightly greasy so could mark clothes if you don't wear breast pads

Whether you’re suffering from sore, cracked nipples when you start breastfeeding or find yourself in need of soothing once your baby's teething, it’s handy to have a good nipple cream like Philips AVENT Moisturising Nipple Cream in the house.


Philips AVENT Moisturising Nipple Cream promises to moisturise and soften dry or sensitive nipples – and you can use it during pregnancy to prepare your skin for breastfeeding. It’s hypoallergenic and contains natural ingredients, including coconut oil and aloe vera, plus Medilan. Medilan is a pure grade of lanolin that penetrates the skin’s outer layers to keep it supple.

What we love

Ah, instant relief! Philips AVENT Moisturising Nipple Cream feels lovely and soothing on your skin, and unlike some other lanolin-based creams, it’s not too thick or sticky. So if your nipples are really sore, you can just rub it in gently.

There’s no need to remove it before breastfeeding and it only has a faint smell and virtually no taste, so it won’t put your baby off her next meal. And as the ingredients are natural, you don’t need to worry about your baby coming into contact with chemicals.

My baby has two new teeth, so I used this nipple cream after a particularly painful feed and it was just what I needed to soothe my nipples. I wish I’d known about it when I was pregnant, as it’s recommended for use once or twice a day towards the end of pregnancy to help moisturise and prepare your nipples.

What to watch out for

The Philips AVENT Moisturising Nipple Cream does leave a slight greasy residue, so it’s best used with breast pads rather than risk it coming into contact with your bra.

Who is Philips AVENT Moisturising Nipple Cream best for?

Mums-to-be preparing to breastfeed and nursing mums battling sore nipples.


MadeForMums verdict

Philips AVENT Moisturising Nipple Cream is natural, soothing, easy to rub on and great value. You can leave it on to breastfeed, and the pink and white packaging is nice, too. Just make sure you wear breast pads to protect your bra from and slight residue.

Product Specifications

BrandPhilips AVENT
ModelMoisturising Nipple Cream
Made fromMedilan lanolin
  • Natural ingredients
  • No need to remove before breastfeeding
  • Can be used in late pregnancy to moisturise and prepare nipples for breastfeeding