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Anyone else in love with a certain type of nursing pads or mama pads?<br><br>
I'm having a real hard time finding some, that i like. I bought some awesome bamboo nursing pads in the biggest size (over 6" in diameter) but they shrunk up in the wash and i doubt they will even cover my aeroloas now! So frustrating. Oh and i can't use wool, im allergic!<br><br>
And i need to find some mama pads for post partum. But everything seems so high priced! And i want something soft, some look a little harsh.<br><br>
Open to recommendations. What have you used previously post partum? What have you heard recommended? Do you already have them all?
 

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subbing as I need some too! heavy leaker here...for the early days nothing seemed to stop me from leaking through. Bravado pads leaked through the seams...regular flannel ones would soak through. I might just have to make some of my own with hemp or something if I can't find anything I like that isn't an arm and a leg!
 

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I can't really help, since this is my first. But I've seen several experienced mamas say that for postpartum pads, they simply used newborn or preemie sized trifold cloth diapers, folded and placed inside their underwear. Since you can get a 12-pack of these for around $12 or so, they are MUCH cheaper than what I've seen sold specifically as pp pads. (Heck, they're not even that much more expensive than the 40 cents each that I paid for my big disposable pp pads!)
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I can't really help, since this is my first. But I've seen several experienced mamas say that for postpartum pads, they simply used newborn or preemie sized trifold cloth diapers, folded and placed inside their underwear. Since you can get a 12-pack of these for around $12 or so, they are MUCH cheaper than what I've seen sold specifically as pp pads. (Heck, they're not even that much more expensive than the 40 cents each that I paid for my big disposable pp pads!)</div>
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That's a really good idea. I think i like that. And it's cost efficient, which is really important right now! Thanks!
 

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lol somehow I only saw the part about nursing pads...which I am looking for recs on!<br><br>
I do have a suggestion for mama pads and that is through here<br><a href="http://homesteademporium.com/" target="_blank">http://homesteademporium.com/</a><br><br>
I bought some of the big OB pads (peach contoured & yellow) for immediate pp since I am a homebirth. I will also have overnights to use while out (the thin type, Kotex).<br><br>
Once things slow down a little flow-wise and while I am home, I have a bunch of hemp mama pads (all in 11-12" sizes) that I bought from the above and/or made myself. They work awesome and are easy to wash...they have held up remarkably well in the last years! They are especially easy to make if you have a serger but definitely not necessary and there are tons of free patterns online. I'm hoping that once the rest of my projects in the house are done that I will have the opportunity to get my serger out and make some more mama pads (and nursing pads too if I don't have luck finding some I really like in the meantime!!). I'd like to make some more that are closer to 14".
 

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I have the 12" pads from here: <a href="http://www.retroragswi.com/" target="_blank">http://www.retroragswi.com/</a> And they'd EASILY work for postpartum (not as big as the hospital pads, but pretty big). Since I am having the babe in the hospital, I am using their pads for the first few days and then switching to my cloth ones.<br><br>
For nursing pads, if I use disposable ever - it's the Lansinoh ones - love them. I have a ton of new washable pads for this time around, but I obviously am unsure of what I like, yet. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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A thought if you are a first time mom...I never really needed nursing pads (nursed both of my kids and still have some boxes leftover from my son, 7 years later). Of course it would be good to have something on hand but I'd hold off on buying a lot until you know if you need it? Maybe identify something you could order online and have one box of it at home? Just a thought...<br>
I think the idea of using prefolds for mama pads is great!<br><br>
Whoops - edited because I see you already have 2!!!!!!!!!!! I guess you know what you need <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">A thought if you are a first time mom...I never really needed nursing pads (nursed both of my kids and still have some boxes leftover from my son, 7 years later). Of course it would be good to have something on hand but I'd hold off on buying a lot until you know if you need it? Maybe identify something you could order online and have one box of it at home? Just a thought...<br>
I think the idea of using prefolds for mama pads is great!<br><br>
Whoops - edited because I see you already have 2!!!!!!!!!!! I guess you know what you need <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngtongue.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Stick Out Tongue"> No worries! Yeah i hyperlactate, too. So pads are a MUST!
 

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I don't have any experience, but I searched and searched and just ordered from this site tonight:<br><a href="http://www.mom-and-me-creations.com/ClothMom.html" target="_blank">http://www.mom-and-me-creations.com/ClothMom.html</a><br>
I ordered the complete set-up kit, which is kind of pricey up front, but, from what I've read, seems like it will cover me for all of my postpartum needs and all my AF needs from here on out! I was also really touched by the story of the woman who makes them (which you can read on the site). After I ordered, I sent her an email with a question, and she responded within the hour, which was pretty impressive too!
 
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