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Old 08-07-2011, 08:28 PM   #1
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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!!!

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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.
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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.

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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.
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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
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