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Old 07-14-2014, 09:53 AM   #1
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Wool nursing pads

I'm a FTM expecting in September and trying to research some nursing gear now so I can be prepared when baby arrives!

I'm loving the idea of wool nursing pads... for moms who have used them, did you buy the LanaCare brand? The investment is obviously a big one, which I'm willing to make... but I've been looking around, too, just to see other options.

I'm drawn to the "easy care" moonbeams from JustFussy.com. Anyone use them before? They're cheaper BUT only two layers of wool and only 5 inches (instead of the 7 inches that I would get if I ordered my size with LanaCare).

Like I said, I'm willing to spend on the LanaCare if those are the best, just thought I'd weigh my options and see if any moms had any success with other brands!

I figure if I have troubles with leaking (either way) that I could add some hemp or bamboo rounds on the inside (at least in the beginning). At this point I have no idea what my supply will be like! TIA for any advice!

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I make mine since I'm a WAHM but I love wool nursing pads!!! I use 2 layers of wool interlock and they work great. I have oversupply (I'm nursing my 4th we is a week old) and leak quite a bit. I am not sure on other brands. I would probably buy based on with size you think you would prefer. I tend to go smaller but I'm small chested. I know many people prefer a larger size.
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I make mine too. I use two layers of flannel and a thick layer of upcycled wool for the backing.
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Old 07-14-2014, 11:20 AM   #4
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Re: Wool nursing pads

I guess I could make mine, too! I already do my own mama cloth -- why not nursing pads?!

I guess I just haven't sewn with wool before so it's a little intimidating to me!
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Re: Wool nursing pads

I use a bamboo/organic cotton fleece blend nursing pad, has worked great for me so far! I think they were $7 for 2 pairs, not sure of the brand.
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Re: Wool nursing pads

I've used Lana pads for three kids. I think they are absolutely worth every penny. They are comfortable, don't show, and have never leaked for me.
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I've used Lana pads for three kids. I think they are absolutely worth every penny. They are comfortable, don't show, and have never leaked for me.
Thanks for sharing!! I think I'm going to spring for the Lanacare! Do you use the "ekstra" or the regular? Just curious... I might get the ekstra so I'm coveted either way!
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I think I have the biggest ones
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I had over supply and over active letdown. My favorite of ALL TIME nursing pads are these:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/re.../dp/B001KZ008G
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There were thin but very absorbent and they didn't make me look like I stuffed my bra. I leaked so much, so often and they were AWESOME!

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