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Okay, so yesterday my nipples started leaking. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: I know it was to be expected, but honestly it totally surprised me.<br><br>
So, now what? I need to buy something to put in my bra, obviously, since I don't want wet spots all over my tee shirt. Where do I get this item? Should I get cloth or disposable? Can I make them? I'm worried the extra bulk will show through my shirts.<br><br>
I know, I should have been paying attention and planning ahead, but this caught me totally off guard. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue">
 

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If you're not leaking profusely, you can sew together a few thin layers of soft cotton flannel and change them frequently so that they're reusable. If you want to go the disposable route or if you're leaking too much for the flannel to handle, the Lansinoh disposable pads are really thin and comfortable and work great.
 

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Thank you for your response.<br><br>
If I decide to go the disposable route, where would I buy Lansinoh pads locally? Do they have them at a normal (Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS) drug store? What isle are they located in (with the baby stuff, maybe)?<br><br>
Thank you for helping me in my cluelessness.
 

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you can get lansinoh practiacally anywhere, though personally I think I would go with cloth... but then I am moving towards cloth for everything lately, so maybe thats just me.
 

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I bought my Lansinoh pads at the grocery store, WalMart, Target, Rite Aid -- they're usually with the bottles and breastpumps and things like that in the baby section. But look around for them, you never know. They will be in the baby section, but sometimes they have that area organized oddly. And just because you've found other breast pads in the store and the Lansinoh ones weren't with them doesn't mean that they're not there -- I know that our Target has the Lansinoh stuff all in one area, but then there are a bunch of breast pads further down the aisle.
 

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i always used cloth ones - it seemed wasteful to me to keep throwing them away. i only used disposable ones on occasion if we were traveling or something and i wasn't going to be able to wash them for a few days.<br><br>
Lansinoh also makes cloth ones, i got mine at Target. they are soft flannel, fairly absorbent, though they didn't hold up to the gushes of milk once the baby arrived. for that i bought a few wool ones - they're expensive but are really worth it. or if you're sensitive to wool, many cloth diaper and mama cloth sellers also sell cloth breastpads, some even have a waterproof outer layer to keep leaks at bay.
 

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Just wait, post-partum you can start shooting milk across the room!<br><br>
I used the Lansinoh cloth ones and then after baby came I used the cloth with wool (just like a diaper! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"> ) But, for now you can try disposable ones, too. Though, if you're leaking now you can pretty much expect to leak post-partum and it might be worth it just buy a few re-usable ones cause the disposable ones aren't cheap.
 

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Thank you so much, everyone.<br><br>
I'll plan to make some this weekend, and meanwhile I'll send my DH to the store to get some sposies so I can get out of the house and get to the fabric store without leaking down the front of myself.
 
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