Does anyone have any washable nursing pads they really like? I've only ever used disposable, but I'd like to save some $$$. A friend bought the Gerber reusable and said they were a pain: scratchy, sliding around, leaking, and getting bunchy inside after washing so they wouldn't lay flat anymore.
Baby is 1 week old today, so of course I'm producing like crazy and changing pads several times a day. I haven't seen a lot of washables around, so if you have a good review of some and can tell me where to get them I appreciate it...!!
Here are some recommendations from other ladies I did not use nursing pads, just nursed like crazy!!
You might also consider brolly sheets for the bed if you leak a bunch
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I bought both Lilypadz and Advent brand reusable nursing pads (You can buy 3 sets for around $7 on Amazon.com). The lilypadz sounded so cool and exciting, but I they will not stay on for me! The Advent brand ones have really worked great for me!
I got some at babies r us (come with a small mesh bag for washing) and others from Target (sorry, don't know brands). I did find washable ones were thicker and I had big aparent circles at my breasts under many of my shirts. I also found that their absorbency was terrible during real letdown. I couldn't use them the first couple of months (I way over produced). But as production calmed down, I used them instead of disposable. As far as disposable goes, I liked the Especially for Mom (Babies R Us brand). They are very similar to Lansinoh, but cheaper.
Also, at night, once I didn't leak like crazy, I started putting one of my baby's changing pads under my sheet where my chest would be. Then the nights I didn't want to wear a bra and pads to bed but still did leak, I only had to change the pad and top sheet.
Good luck, everything does even out and eventually you will not need them.
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