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youngmomma 08-07-2011 08:28 PM

cloth nursing pads
I leaked like a sieve with my first baby and used disposable pads. I'd like to try and save some money this time around and try cloth.

How many pairs should I have on hand?

Waterproof or not?

What materials should I look for?.....again HEAVY leaker here!!!

Do you have a favorite etsy/hyneacart/or ds momma who sells??

swedishmaiden 08-08-2011 10:25 AM

Re: cloth nursing pads
I bought cotton ones from BRU that were not waterproof and they didn't work for me at all - I soaked through them with one let-down. I haven't bought anymore yet, but I've heard that fleece may work better.

ThreadsThatBind 08-08-2011 12:16 PM

Re: cloth nursing pads
I leaked like crazy with dd1 and have not leaked nearly as much with dd2. So maybe it won't be as bad as you think. :) But even if it is, I highly recommend Tanya at Pampered Mama. Her contoured, minky topped pads are awesome! And she makes fleece "shells" for between your pad and bra to help prevent wicking.

UFshutterbabe 08-08-2011 02:03 PM

Re: cloth nursing pads
I use milkweeds by hemp babies. They aren't waterproof and they are pretty thick (show under clothes), so I mainly just use them around the house. They are comfy though. I have three pairs and I throw them in with the non-diaper baby laundry every other day. If they start to stink I spray them with 50/50 vinegar & water before the wash.

youngmomma 08-08-2011 08:18 PM

Re: cloth nursing pads

TalieUp 08-08-2011 08:23 PM

I swear by bamboobies! They have a day time and a night time pad but they really hold a lot!! I started with the organic cotton ones from BRU and had leaks. So far, none with bamboobies :)
Good luck!

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