Reusable nursing pads

Carrie - posted on 07/03/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )




I'm cloth diapering my 6 week old and am looking into washable/reusable nursing pads. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good brand to use? I leak quite a bit, especially at night, so I would need something pretty absorbent. I found some on ebay made out of bamboo, which intrigues me, does anyone know anything about products made with bamboo?


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Kim - posted on 07/05/2010




Bamboo nursing pads are so incredible SOFT! However, the ones I had were fairly thick and showed two big round discs through my shirt! (but that could have just been the ones I had)- hand made at a specialty shop...

Sarah - posted on 07/03/2010




I have sheets made out of bamboo, but that's not an answer to your question :) I bought the Gerber ones which come in a six pack. They're nice and thin and provide adequate protection. You may find, like I have, that the milk will make it's way through eventually.

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I used Avent cloth nursing pads. I've never heard of the bamboo ones. I leaked ALOT in the beginning. I always sleep on my left side so I put two pads in each side and positioned them slightly to the left so they would catch everything lol. My friend loved Lilypadz nursing pads. They're supposed to prevent leaking. There's also Milkies that catch up to 2 oz for you to save. I think I'm going to get those for my next baby because I was able to "catch" an oz or 2 while my daughter nursed the other side.

Dominique - posted on 07/03/2010




I am using the Medela reusable nursing pads. I got them from Babies R Us They are 100% cotton, have been very absorbant and soft against my sensitive skin.

Karla - posted on 07/03/2010




I used disposable ones early on, but switched to reusable and liked them better. I would suggest you wash them a couple of times before wearing them because I thought they got softer after a few washes!!! I don't remember the brand, but I got them at Target

Jamie - posted on 07/03/2010




The reusable ones seem to not absorb as much as the disposables, but the disposable ones were itchy to me. Love not buying more every few weeks! I think the ones I have are Playtex, but they are the only ones I found in my town.

Hannah - posted on 07/03/2010




I used reusable ones first time round, not bamboo although I would have liked to seen them so I could have tried them. I just used whatever was on hand at the pharmacy, I think they were cotton but with a synthetic backing??? All of them should work about the same is my guess, and the good thing is as your baby gets older and you supply settles, you shouldn't need pads at all, which is great!
Good luck with the cloth diapers, I used them on my first baby and loved them. Sadly second time round, I can't keep on top of my laundry at all............. or I'm just too lazy this time round!

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I used cloth nursing pads and found that they were much more comfortable than the disposable kind. My mom got mine, so I'm not sure where, but they do have them at places like Babies R Us, Wal-Mart etc. Bamboo seems like it would be a better choice b/c it's a very soft fabric and also has antimicrobial properties. It's also breaths very well.

Kimberly - posted on 07/03/2010




I'm not sure about bamboo, but I know they have reusable pads. I've seen them with disposable ones at walmart and other drug stores...

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