Frugal Mom: All Purpose Nipple Ointment

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Saturday, December 12, 2020 | 5 comments
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I used Dr. Jack Newman's recipe for the homemade version of All Purpose Nipple Ointment, which one of the labor and delivery nurses gave to me after she saw all the blisters.

Dr. Jack Newman's recipe for All Purpose Nipple Ointment

1. Mupirocin ointment 2%: 15 grams

2. Betamethasone ointment 0.1%: 15 grams

3. To which is added miconazole powder to a concentration of 2% miconazole

Total: about 30 grams combined. Apply sparingly after each feeding. Do not wash or wipe off.


Take equal parts Polysporin, Lotrimin, and Cortisone.

Mix in small batches and use after anywhere from 4 to all feedings in a day, remix every 3 to 4 days.

The Polysporin has to be the brand name but the others can be generic.

It was a lifesaver and no need to find a compounding pharmacist to mix it.

Thanks to Emily for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Image: Polysporin Ointment | Bacitracin Zinc/Polymyxin B Sulfate | Helps prevent infection in minor cuts, scrapes and burns
Shopping Suggestions:

🚼 Polysporin Ointment

🚼 Lotrimin AF Antifungal Cream

🚼 Cortizone Anti-Itch Creme

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Do you wash off this mixture before nursing again or is it safe to leave on?

  2. Unknown says:

    Wondering the same thing...

  3. I would wash it off first, before nursing.

  4. Unknown says:

    Wash off prior to nursing!

  5. Unknown says:

    Yes. Wash it off prior to nursing :)

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