I agree that the Lana care ekstra pads are very comfortable and soft. However, they DO NOT have a water proof backing. I'm sure this has something to do with preventing bacteria growth, however, the milk during letdown wicks straight through the ekstra pad, bra and shirt. I have a heavy letdown, but nothing extreme and these pads do not last through the night for me and I have even tried using the lansinoh pads in conjunction with the ekstra pads at night to have the comfy feel of the wool but the lansinoh pads dont have a big enough diameter and the wool pads manage to wick the milk out around the lansinoh pads and onto PJs, bedding, etc. I wish I could make the Lanacare pads have that lovely water proof backing of the lansinoh pads. Maybe lansinoh will make bra liners for the reusable nursing pad users out there.
I will say, if you put the Mini Lana Care pads inside the Lanacare Ekstra pad it helps but there is still some wicking all the way through but it doesn't saturate my shirt.
It is easy to handwash the Lanacare pads using the lanolin soap they sell for them. They come with clear washing instructions. Also, they don't get gross with multiple cycles of wear before washing. I just leave them out to the side on my bathroom counter and they stay fresh. I wouldn't store them away in a bag or closed drawer without washing and fully drying them first.
One trick I've learned for the night is to sleep on one of the soft waterproof changing pads. I just buy the circo brand 2 pack of them at target and they work great to keep me from having to change sheets too frequently due to a little milk leak here and there.