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Old 05-18-2008, 05:57 PM   #1
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Which washable nursing pads?

Please give me your advice! I want to try reusable pads this time and so far I've found LilyPadz™ Nursing Pads and LANACare Soft Pure Woolen Breastfeeding Pads, thanks!

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Old 05-18-2008, 08:08 PM   #2
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I'm not BFing yet, but I ordered some LanaCare ones. I've been using them because I've started leaking and they are comfortable and don't show. They seemed big when I got them, but that way they cover most of me and don't show that way. I'm interested in seeing how they do when I do start nursing.
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Old 05-18-2008, 10:21 PM   #3
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I've used the LilyPadz and actually really like them, prefer them over anything else I've tried. I've tried washable cloth (not the wool like LanaCare) and leaked through quickly (only EBF'ing DD right now and leaked through in less then 1 hour, so I will try to use these again after she's older and dripping not as much of an issue) and sposies and the LPs work differently. LPs actually stop any milk from leaking out, and since they are not absorbant, they wash with soap and water and shake or pat dry. So you don't need to buy more for the wash. The few drawback that I know of are: they are difficult to get rid of thrush infections, and if you're LO has cracked and scabbed your nipples, you shouldn't use these until your healed, also after nursing in public-they are a bit tricky to discreetly get back in place. Another plus, after the initial months of massive boob pain and wearing a bra to bed every night, I can now sleep with no bra, just the LPs and not leak into my bedding. ahhh, comfort at last. They also aren't bulky or noticable at all like other breast pads so you can actually wear a fitted white t-shirt with looking like you've got headlights on the girls.
The only reason I am still not using them right now, is that without me knowing, my way too curious 2 y.o. ds took my one pad when I was nursing and has mysteriously misplaced it...grrr! They are not cheap either!!
My vote is definetly the LilyPadz! HTH
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Lanacare didn't hold up for me. I just got too much juice! I have an order coming from chloecat here on DS and I am excited to get them. She custom makes them just for you. I am thinking about getting som lilypadz for the pool and the beach...we'll see!
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I used the LilyPadz for a day and my poor breasts broke out into a horribly itchy rash from the silicone not allowing the girls to breathe. I have the super absorbent nursing pads from Ama'z Padz. They are fantastic, work great and so comfy against my skin
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I really love these from Sweet cheeks

http://www.sweetcheeksdiapers.com/breastpads.html

they are 4 layers of flannel, supper absorbant, and don't show and they don't get all wrinkled up in the wash, like some others.
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There are lots of options on HC & Etsy. I've ordered some hemp/bamboo velour ones, but they aren't here yet.
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Lanacare didn't hold up for me. I just got too much juice! I have an order coming from chloecat here on DS and I am excited to get them. She custom makes them just for you. I am thinking about getting som lilypadz for the pool and the beach...we'll see!
SHE ROCKS!! I have a huge problem with leaks at night..and she made me some big square ones that hold up all night. I sometimes mistake them for my cloth wipes they are so big!
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:29 PM   #10
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I've tried some hemp ones, but they don't dry very fast. The wool ones I tried weren't the Lanacare, and they were too thin for me at first. I had to use disposables for the first few weeks. I'd like to try some Lanacare, but I haven't broken down to spend the money yet. I've got some Bravados ordered.
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