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Old 06-07-2014, 05:12 PM   #1
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Cloth nursing pads

Has anyone had success with 100% cotton flannel nursing pads for the early weeks when the milk first comes in? I always get crazy engorged and have never had a cloth pad hold up, I even got cotton/hemp pads and had them leak through in an hour. I have a bunch of 5ply flannel pads I was thinking of trying two pads per side and wondered if this worked for anyone else?


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Old 06-07-2014, 05:37 PM   #2
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Try cotton pads against the skin, with wool pads between the cotton and your bra. Same concept as a wool diaper cover and cotton diaper!
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Try cotton pads against the skin, with wool pads between the cotton and your bra. Same concept as a wool diaper cover and cotton diaper!
I never thought of that! Good idea thanks! I'm guessing i lanolize them too?


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I never thought of that! Good idea thanks! I'm guessing i lanolize them too?


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I find that washing them in Eucalan is more than enough lanolin (and I always rinse my Eucalan out, too). Just make sure the wool pad is larger in diameter than your cotton pad. I like the Lanacare Ekstra pads.
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I use cotton and in the early days, they leaked a lot.
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I'm currently using a bamboo/organic cotton fleece blend & they are working great so far!
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I have to have 3 pads per side and I still sometimes leak out of them but most of the time I am good. It gives me some to move to air out pads if they get a little wet by rotating.
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I made flannel nursing pads about 5 layers each and they worked best for me, even better than the bamboobies ones.
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:58 PM   #9
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This was in the first two months, but you will need to change them throughout the day.
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