or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Lily Padz anyone? - Page 2

post #21 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by pfamilygal
I have the same problem. But I'm hesitant to use lilypadz because I've had mastitis and don't want to go down the plugged duct route again.
This is one reason I haven't tried them. Also, I use my nursing pad to cover up the spray and dribble when ds pops off..especially in public.

Mandy
post #22 of 32
I've got a set...not really liking them, but i do wear them with tight fitted shirts...smoother look..but a pain to nurse with..,..
one trick i did learn... i have dry skin so i smathered with laniolin before i put them on..helped!
post #23 of 32
Just wondering why you consider them a pain to nurse with? I'm not too bright on how they actually work and probably wouldn't be able to use them for a while anyways as I'm using breast shells.

I am frustrated to hell though with all the leaking. I have no clue how I'm going to work and pump. I think I'll have to change my wardrobe to loose fitting, front opening, patterned shirts and cardigans for forever.
post #24 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by hairpin
Just wondering why you consider them a pain to nurse with? I'm not too bright on how they actually work and probably wouldn't be able to use them for a while anyways as I'm using breast shells.

I am frustrated to hell though with all the leaking. I have no clue how I'm going to work and pump. I think I'll have to change my wardrobe to loose fitting, front opening, patterned shirts and cardigans for forever.
Just wanted to say that with dd I went back to work full time until she was 1...then I became a SAHM. But, I utilized nursing shirts for pumping as well. I love Motherhood.com and bought a bunch of cute nursing shirts from the sale section and they worked well with my office attire and noone even knew they were nursing clothes unless I told them.

I nursed dd right before I walked out the door to go to work, pumped when I first arrived at work, then pumped on both of my breaks and at lunch. Then nursed dd as soon as I got home (we didn't do daycare...dh watched her while I worked and then he worked opposite schedules as myself).

That worked pretty good for a couple of months. But by the time she was 6 months she refused bottled all together and then dh had to bring her up to my on my breaks and lunches for me to nurse. But I still pumped when I first got to work.

So, I would vote for some nice nursing shirts!

Also, I used the breast shells very shortly because I had flat nipples. I stopped using them because they made me leak so bad. I just worked with what I had until they came out on their own.
post #25 of 32
Thread Starter 

Update

Finally tracked down a pair...love 'em so far! Yup, I spilled milk all over the first time I took one off to nurse (hadn't read that post yet!), but they work for the most part as described. I can't tell you how awesome it was to escape my bra for the first time in two weeks!!!! I hate bras, esp wet soggy ones so I'm in heaven! We've got thrush so I'm letting my breasts air as much as possible, then put the LP back on if I start to drip. Awesome
post #26 of 32
Quote:
Also, I used the breast shells very shortly because I had flat nipples. I stopped using them because they made me leak so bad. I just worked with what I had until they came out on their own.
Sorry if this is a bit off topic. But yeah! Now I know why I was leaking all over the place. Those shells! I went a day without wearing them and hardly leaked at all.

When I'm more confident with nursing and not so worried about flat nipple issues, I'm going to give these lily padz a try.
post #27 of 32
HI all~just wanted to update ya and let you know that I'm ordering the LANA Ekstras from http://www.danishwool.com/index.htm . I called to ask a few questions, and WOW! I got THE BEST customer service I've gotten in a VERY LONG TIME! I CAN'T WAIT to tell EVERYONE about this company! and I CAN'T WAIT for mastitis relief~LOL! (((((HUGS))))) sandi
post #28 of 32
Sandi,
How do the LANA pads help with mastitis? I've been very prone to it. My babe is a month old and I've had it 3 times. :
post #29 of 32
Nadine, this is what the site has to say: "Scandinavian midwives have, for centuries, advised mothers to protect their breasts from wind and cold to prevent plugged ducts and mastitis. Larger sizes give protective coverage over greater a portion of the breast."

I've also read this elsewhere on several sites: "The larger size of the pads stems from advice Scandinavian midwives and nurses have long given to mothers - "keep your breasts warm to prevent plugged ducts". My feeling is that the mild warmth keeps blood vessels dilated and "everything flowing". Although there is no documentation that I'm aware of, I know of cases where this seems to hold true. I knew of one woman who claimed that she couldn't go out to her mailbox without wearing her (medium sized) pads or she developed plugged ducts! As a lactation consultant, I'm aware of the many concrete causes for this problem, but I feel that if a woman is doing everything right, and still has a tendency to develop plugged ducts, that these pads may help. In either case, they feel extremely soothing and comfortable against tender breasts. In addition, the natural wool fibers pull moisture away from skin, keeping it dry and able to breathe, allowing sore nipples to heal. Many women in Denmark, where LANA products are well-known, begin wearing the pads during pregnancy, claiming that breastfeeding, as a consequence, has gone more smoothly."

(((((HUGS))))) sandi~CAN'T WAIT to get mine in!
post #30 of 32
Quote:
Originally Posted by LucyRev
Sandi,
How do the LANA pads help with mastitis? I've been very prone to it. My babe is a month old and I've had it 3 times. :
plus the untreated wool is also naturally anti-bacterial.
post #31 of 32
boy, this thread really has veered off topic, but wanted to put my 2 cents in w/the lilipadz. i've been using them for about 2 weeks now, only during the day and using the lana ekstras at night. if you're a leaker, expect to leak from the lp, too. the stick doesn't always stick and milk runs out the sides, but i am a super soaker. i soak the lana ekstras at night, too, and sometimes soaks through clothing.
post #32 of 32
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by dkeoshian
if you're a leaker, expect to leak from the lp, too. the stick doesn't always stick and milk runs out the sides
My LP update...I'm not as enthralled with them as I originally was, though I do the bra-free option they give me. I'm having some trouble keeping them sticky enough after only using them for a week. My boss is giving me the BLIS system to try out - similar concept I think, in that it is supposed to inhibit the leaking in the first place. I'll report back...
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: April 2006