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Old 08-02-2016, 10:36 AM   #1
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Reusable nursing pads

Can anyone recommend good reusable nursing pads? I have wool ones from Babee Greens and they leak right through, which is a disappointment because they weren't cheap and they are so much softer and cooler than the sticky hot cotton ones from Medela 😒. I do feel investing in reusable ones makes sense in my case, because with my first baby I leaked for a whole year. The cost and the waste make me not want to do disposable ones.

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Old 08-02-2016, 09:19 PM   #2
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Re: Reusable nursing pads

I have tried both organic cotton ones and bamboobies. The organic cotton ones I leak right through to my clothes because they have no backing to prevent it. With the bamboobies they have a backing so they don't leak through to clothes if you don't leak a lot but I have found that they aren't that absorbent (they are made of a cotton velour) because I leak through those too. I have tried layering the cotton ones with the bamboobies and that sometimes work, but with the amount of leaking that happens for me--I don't have enough reusable pads to make that work--so I have also stuck with disposables. Good luck with your search!
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:06 PM   #3
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I liked knickernappies with my first. They have a pul lining, so they don't leak. I sold them years ago, but for this one I bought nickis brand and they look similar. Haven't had baby yet though, so I'm not sure they work the same!
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Old 09-07-2016, 11:10 PM   #4
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night-time bamboobies work for me! they are thicker and still have the waterpoof backing. good luck!
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Old 11-10-2016, 02:51 PM   #5
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Re: Reusable nursing pads

I REALLY like Mother-Ease Bamboo nursing pads (available on Amazon). I leaked quite a bit, and they were very absorbent but rarely felt wet on my skin. They are a bit thick, but not much more than disposable pads. They have some kind of backing to prevent leaking through, which works up to a point but not if it gets super wet. They are really soft and comfortable, too!
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Old 11-10-2016, 08:04 PM   #6
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Re: Reusable nursing pads

I can't stand bamboobies - they get all wet and gross by mid-morning. I got the PUL backed ones from Nicki's and they're the best thing I've tried so far. The first few weeks even they got soaked, but now they mostly last all day. They have stay-dry fleece on one side and pul on the back and I have yet to leak through.
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Old 11-11-2016, 12:06 PM   #7
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Re: Reusable nursing pads

I also really liked the Motherease ones, although I got stay dry instead of bamboo because I am prone to thrush and needed to never have wetness against my skin. I am a heavy leaker and could use a pair for a full 24 hours. I also liked that they are contoured--the flat ones would bunch up. I could never find any other brand of pads that were countoured, stay-dry, AND waterproof on the back.
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Old 04-17-2017, 01:42 PM   #8
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I use organic bamboo ones from a company called Baby Bliss. I found them on Amazon. They're very absorbent, they have a backing so you don't leak through, and I have yet to feel wet when wearing them. Only downside is they're a little big.
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Old 06-19-2017, 10:56 AM   #9
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I have bamboobies, but I do have to change them often because they get wet. I really like them though, they're soft and hold a lot (I have oversupply, but a lot of people would be fine).
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