So what was your lochia like? How many pp pads do I need? How long do I need to use the XL pads versus regular length mega pads? I've only got 10 of the XL pp pads and I'm afraid that may not be enough. I do NOT want to wash my pads every day. I would prefer to wash them every 3rd day if possible.
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i'd say LOTS of pads. but you can always buy more if you don't have enough.
This time I'm using 7th generation pads, and they aren't bothering me at all (I was sensitive to the mainstream brands when I used to use them), they work well, and it's nice to not have to worry about running out or washing them.
I bled for 6 weeks after my twins were born, but my bleeding has already slowed to basically nothing at 12 days post partum this time. I'm thinking I'll probably continue to gush occassionally when I'm more up and about.
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