I bought some Aveda cotton breastpads to use, and they felt great... until I actually leaked and my nipples were stuck to the cotton. It was kind of painful getting them off. Do all cotton breast pads do this? I was really hoping to not use disposable ones this time around (baby #3), but not if my nipples are going to get stuck to them.
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I never had a problem with the cotton pads sticking. I do, however, remember the disposable ones sticking! And they were so expensive to keep buying =\
Have you tried maybe applying some Lansinoh to keep your nipples from sticking? That's the only thing I can think of, as it would create a sort of non-stick barrier :P
It's been so long since I've used mine I don't remember! If it did stick, it wasn't too bad or I'd remember that lol 9 years ago with my last baby I used the brand "sweet cheeks" washable pads. I don't know if they are still made, or where. They were sent to me by someone in Canada(I'm in the US). I loved using them over disposables, though.
I'm kinda late to the convo but this could be helpful to people who do a search...Lunapads has been selling bamboo cloth nursing pads from Bamboobino and the feedback on them has been great. Lightweight, breathable, super soft. Could be a good, less sticky alternative to 100% cotton and definitely a great alternative to disposables!