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#1 of 10 Old 03-10-2014, 11:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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With this new kid, I want to sew my own breastpads. 

 

What is the best material for this? I would like to go all natural, since I do have a tendency to get thrush/eczema, but am worried about the scratchiness/leakiness of pure wool. 

 

Looked around in the web for some suggestions, but the wool ones (at least the ones I found) were one layer only without patting, and I cannot really think that that would be enough. (I tend to leak quite heavily) 

 

Any experiences?

 

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I have some made from several layers of flannel (like 6-8 layers) but had to just get disposable ones. I leaked right through all of them.

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Yeah, I thougt it might be like that...but if I put a wool layer at the very end...would that hold the fluid ...


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I made mine with 4 layers of t shirt and one of flannel. They are quite absorbent. If I'm worried about leaks I fold up a baby wash cloth and add it on the inside to increase absorbancy.
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I have fairly large breasts and traced a cd as a pattern.
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Yeah, I thougt it might be like that...but if I put a wool layer at the very end...would that hold the fluid ...
I think the problem with that is wool and flannel (or another absorbent material) have different washing requirements. If you use 100% wool it will felt when washed and dried. You could probably add a layer of fleece for breathability and leak-proofness.

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i used cotton t shirts cut up in about 6 layers and they dont leak with me and my boobs tend to leak alot


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I really like my flannel ones, 4 layers. I've leaked through them a few times, but not often (though I do leak a lot). Plus they're easy to wash and not bulky to wear.

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I used bamboobies (overnights mostly!) they don't leak through clothes. I also sewed my own cloth baby wipes into 9x9 squares of double layered flannel- and often when I was at home I would just stuff them in my bra all lumpy and they did the job. I'm sure you could easily just sew a couple layers of flannel together (bonus points if you can find a waterproof fabric to face out) and it would work.

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The Joann's fabric store near my now house full on diaper making supplies which includes PUL, the waterproof later they put in cloth diaper covers and dry bags so perhaps you could put a layer of that in a pad? I'd do 4-6 layers of flannel or t-shirt fabric a layer of PUL and then another of flannel-so they don't slip around. 


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