I've been using Lansinoh disposable nursing pads but I find that they bunch up quite a bit and the scrunched up material can be really uncomfortable. Also, I feel guilty about using disposables...I'd prefer to save the money and use cloth.
Any recommendations on comfortable washable nursing pads?
i have some Bravado ones that are great, now that my supply has long since been regulated. I would say to shop some WAHM and small businesses for a maker of mama cloth in fabrics you like and that are comfy for you...it's pretty much the same thing, just a ldifferent shape! One place to start would be Domino Pads...she's great and has a referral program and sales once in a while.
If you're a wool fan, I've heard good things about Lana or Lanacare?
I used the gerber brand, I think. I got them at Target. I like them but needed to double up.
Not buying the disposable was a great change!
I adored my Lanacare wool pads. They only need to be washed (by hand, with wool wash) every week or so, because the lanolin in the wool is antibacterial. Just let them air dry overnight. You can also re-lanolinize them, which is a good way to keep them really nice and use up any Lansinoh you have sitting around. They sell a thinner, cheaper one (Softline), which is what I had and they were fine for me, even with oversupply. Plus, I'm prone to plugged ducts and they really did help reduce the frequency of plugs. This is an advertisement, but has good info about them: http://www.danishwool.com/products/item/nursing_pads.html. I used them for over a year, and they are now being used by a friend, so they last for a long time. I do wish I'd spent the money on a second pair, to use while washing/drying the others.
I also had a few pairs of hand-me-down organic cotton pads. I needed to wear two to keep from leaking through, and they had to be washed every time, which made them less useful in my experience. I hated the disposable ones - they were rough, the sticky side always ended up stuck to my skin and I had to change them every time I nursed.
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I don't love mine. They're ok now that my supply is settling and I am leaking less (7 months PP) but I find that they leak a fair bit. I don't soak through them, the milk seems to run out the sides. I have organic cotton ones in the largest size available. I do use them but I use disposables when I want to be sure I won't leak through my clothes.
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Check out Bamboobies! They're THE softest washable pads and are super-eco. Made of ultra-soft bamboo velour and fleece and organic cotton and hemp, they're the softest on the market! Mothering did a review of them recently too - in the mag and online... buybamboobies.com is their site and the mothering discount code is "MOM20" for 20% off!
Honestly, I just repurposed some of the bazillion baby washcloths that we had. Probably not organic or anything, but puts a use to something we weren't using anyway. I don't leak so much now that I am 3.5 months post partum and she is STTN (for now) but I haven't had an issue with them not being absobent enough.
I really loved my soft hemp ones.. I bought them from my local natural parenting shop (Nurtured.. I think their website is Nurtured.com or .ca) and some other similar ones online from Etsy.. if you do a search there you're bound to find dozens of crafty mommas that have tried and true pads that work. I had major oversupply and sometimes doubled up.. but really, really loved my washable pads. Had to use disposables once while traveling and staying with family (lucky me, I was staying with a cousin who was also nursing!) and needed to do some laundry.. they were crinkly and weird and.. hey.. maybe I just got to be spoiled with my hemp ones. They're great.. and cheap.. they do the job right.
(Now they're amazing little facecloths for on-the-go.. I think that I have one or two in every jacket pocket..hahahaha)
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