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#1 of 5 Old 11-22-2007, 08:44 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I could figure something out, but I want these to be nice. My dd1 is having her baby in february ( a girl!...Naeva Noelle) and I really want to make BFing as easy and nice as possible....so I want to make some pads for her (among other things). When I was bfing i bought those disposables and it was so gross.

so, flannel, and.....what else? how big? how many layers?

really, most of my friends stuff whatever in their bras whenever they need to. DD isn't quite as crunchy as me or my friends I want to make failure to BF not an option.

so could you share your breast pad secrets?

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I would do several layers of flanel (maybe 3 or 4) with a layer of fleese or wool or something water resistant but breathable like that as a backing. Just cut circles the same size and either surge or zig zag around the edges.

Another option would be a layer of flanle against the skin, a layer of fleese at the back and a layer of real cotton batting (slod in quilt stores) in the middle. If i did that, I would stich a few lines though the center to make sure the batting doesn't move around.

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I found this pattern for soothies: (halfway down the page)

http://www.borntolove.com/frugal-column3.html

There used to be a really helpful site on angelfire.com, but it looks like it's been taken down.
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oh yay! ive got it. thanks mamas

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In case you didn't get enough, I just used a CD as a pattern and cut around it. I used 5 layers of diaper flannel, for softness. I didn't use fleece or wool or anything, because I thought it would be too hot. I did have to change the pads a few times a day at first, but they stayed soft anyway. I zigzaged the edges.
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