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January 13th, 2013, 08:31 PM
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Hey ladies! I'm looking for some recommendations for reusable cloth nursing pads. Has anyone found some that they really love. I've looked on Etsy and there are dozens to choose from! TIA.
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January 13th, 2013, 11:37 PM
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Im courious about this to! Ive been thinking of switching to cloth ones so im way courious! Is there a way to make some? What materials are recomended?

Sorry im just adding more questions to your post over here! Lol
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January 14th, 2013, 08:58 AM
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I had some bamboo jersey ones that were okay, pretty trim and good under clothes, I used them going out. 2 pairs of those. Then I had one pair of huge thick wool ones that were handed down from a friend... I was dubious... but OMG... I LOVE WOOL BREAST PADS. They feel like heaven, hold the lanolin from your nipples so are soothing and healing, keep the boobs a perfect temp (not sweaty but nice and warm), hold a TON, feel dry until they are totally saturated (which takes forever), and I would just let them air out and reuse until they got crusty with milk solids, then hand wash with a little Dr Bronners, no lanolizing needed. I used the wool pads around the house a TON and sometimes when going out too. Of course in the early squirty days I would use a prefold or flat folded in a square, and just hold it to my other side when M was BFing or in the bed at night, because I would leak soooo much milk.

I hated disposable breast pads, so plasticy and sweaty in the summer heat. I think I used 2 pairs and never even opened another pack. Ugh.
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January 14th, 2013, 06:40 PM
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So you didn't need to lanolize the wool nursing pads to keep them absorbant? Why did you wear these mostly around the house, were they too thick and could be seen in regular clothing?

Most of the ones I've seen are the bamboo jersey like you mentioned. I'm just not sure how well these well absorb and hate to test it out in public
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January 14th, 2013, 09:52 PM
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I love my Bamboobies!
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January 15th, 2013, 08:48 AM
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I made my own, out of terry cloth and flannel. I have heard really good things about baboobies though, and hope to get some this time around...
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January 15th, 2013, 11:59 AM
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So you didn't need to lanolize the wool nursing pads to keep them absorbant? Why did you wear these mostly around the house, were they too thick and could be seen in regular clothing?

Most of the ones I've seen are the bamboo jersey like you mentioned. I'm just not sure how well these well absorb and hate to test it out in public
Lanolizing I think makes them a little more water resistant, like diaper covers you want to be well lanolized to repel the wetness. Since you want them to absorb it is just not needed. A little lanolin does not hurt the absorbency and helps them soothe though.

Yeah, I didn't wear them out much because they were huge, I have small boobies and it made my bras not fit it could easily be done though!

The bamboo ones needed a lot of prepping to absorb really well, but they were pretty good. I never had a problem once they were prepped.
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January 15th, 2013, 12:54 PM
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I love my Bamboobies!

I liked bamboobies as well. They were the only ones I would use while out of the house because all my other cloth nursing pads were too bulky and obvious.
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January 15th, 2013, 05:05 PM
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January 26th, 2013, 03:32 PM
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