Nursing Pad Recommendations

Sandy - posted on 09/14/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )




Hello! I am new to mommyhood (baby was born 9/6/09), and I wondered what kind of breast pads people like. I have some of the disposable ones, but I feel like they get wadded up under my clothes.

Has anyone had good luck with the washable breast pads? If so, what kind do you like, where did you buy them, and how many should I get?



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Brandie - posted on 09/22/2009




I agree with Catherine. Johnson and Johnson makes GREAT pads! I use them all the time. I also have the washable ones, but I don't really like them. They soak up and through. The disposable ones keep the moisture in, so it doesn't leak and show through your shirt. I wanted to use the washable ones to save money, but I don't like them. I just use the J and J ones.

Natalie - posted on 09/22/2009




I use johnson and johnson and playtex makes them too..... also i use any outgrown diapers.... i cut them in half , it works great!!!!! that way i get the use out of the diapers.... the only thing is the diapers are bulky so i'll use them when i'm at home and i use the johnson and johnson when i'm out:)

Abbey - posted on 09/22/2009




I tried the washable pads and they were more bulky and I leaked right through them.....what is the point if I am going to leak through them and my clothes. I have foung the La Leche League disposable pads are great and you get 60 for less than $8 at Wal-mart. Best of Luck

Megan - posted on 09/22/2009




I also used Lansinoh disposables!

I also invested in their gel pads and lanolin cream. They're definitely worth the money!

Tracy - posted on 09/22/2009




Quoting Lori:

I am nursing my second child, nursed my first one for a year...I only used the lanlasoh (sp?) the ones in the purple box. They have an adhesvie on the back that sticks to your bra and they have a dry liner (kind of like a maxie pad) that keeps your breast dry if you leak

Currently nursing my 3rd kid and these are the ONLY ones that I will use. I am an overproducer so even at 18 months I still leak so I wear them 24/7.

Good Luck!

Briana - posted on 09/21/2009




Another vote for lansinoh dispoables!
I also use/d kushies washable with all 3 a little later on and they are great too!

Lyndsay - posted on 09/21/2009




I use disposable Gerber ultra-thin nursing pads! Don't be fooled, they are SO thin and don't have any adhesive, but work GREAT! I leak a lot too and they somehow hold the moisture for rediculous amounts of time sometimes (At work I can't always get in to a bathroom to change them). I had aweful experiences with those pads that are made like sanitary napkins and them drying to me and ripping me apart, so finding these was just great!

Rebekah - posted on 09/21/2009




Lansinoh makes two kinds of disposable nursing pads (both in purple boxes). One of the two kinds has two strips of adhesive and I think it's the best-- but they also seem much harder to find.

Julia - posted on 09/20/2009




I just commented on another post about this so I'll just copy and paste.

With my first son I used Johnson & Johnson disposables and my I changed my shirt at least once a day from the leaking. At night I layed on a towel because I knew I would wake up soaking wet. With my second I did not want to have to keep buying more and I was also worried that the same crap that they put in disposable diapers was also in nursing pads so I purchased the Happy Heiny's hemp nursing pads from I got the jersey hemp for day-wear and fleece hemp for night. On their website it now states that it needs up to 8 washings before they are fully absorbent. I didn't know that back when I first bought them so I only washed them once before wearing them. It didn't make a difference because I never leaked once. I'd recommend them to anyone.

Tawnya - posted on 09/20/2009




I like the johnson & johnson too! But I agree about the environmental effects. I used medela's cotton ones and ended up buying 16 of them soI wouldn't have to do luandry everyday!

Nicolette - posted on 09/20/2009




oh and you should get the biggest box you can get, I think 60? beacuse really you're only getting 30 uses out of it... which pretty much sucks and you probably wont have a lot of time to keep going out to the store to buy nursing pads

Sarah - posted on 09/16/2009




I liked the Gerber Reusable nursing pads. I do not like the effects of disposables on the environment with all the packaging and then having to throw them into the trash, but I would wear them on occasion if I was going to be out all day or if I was wearing a special top because they protect a bit better than the reusable pads. Congratulations on your baby, my son's birthday is also Sep 6, but born in 2008.

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I love the Johnson pads. The Gerber ones are good too, and they are cheaper. I don't like the reusable ones, just for the fact that you go through them so quickly.

Lori - posted on 09/14/2009




I am nursing my second child, nursed my first one for a year...I only used the lanlasoh (sp?) the ones in the purple box. They have an adhesvie on the back that sticks to your bra and they have a dry liner (kind of like a maxie pad) that keeps your breast dry if you leak

Catherine - posted on 09/14/2009




johnson and johnson makes gr8 disposable ones otherwise cotton washables are gr8

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