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Washable breast pads

(17 Posts)
INeedABeer Sat 08-Oct-16 23:15:48

Can anyone recommend the best ones? SIL said they were rubbish, but I'd love to know if there's good ones out there!

MissElizaBennett Sat 08-Oct-16 23:32:03

I used a brand called Close, and loved them. They were really soft and comfy, and I found them much more absorbent than the disposable ones. They were about £9 or £10 for a pack of three, and I bought two packs in the end. I didn't really get on with the disposable ones - quite apart from the waste, they seemed to slip around and crumple up very easily, and it felt a bit like wearing a pantyliner in my bra!

ItchyFoot Sat 08-Oct-16 23:35:09

Eliza were 6 pairs enough then? When I breastfed dd I would leak everywhere for the first month and went through nursing bras like you wouldn't believe. I've been thinking about washable this time but I don't want to be constantly caught short if I haven't had time for washing.

MissElizaBennett Sat 08-Oct-16 23:40:26

Itchy well the washing machine was going pretty much constantly anyway!

anonymice Sat 08-Oct-16 23:44:18

I used Boots own cotton ones. They were great.

bummyknocker Sat 08-Oct-16 23:51:09

Look online - I found some ones with fleece, bamboo and a leakproof liner. They were comfy and absorbent.

ThinkOfAWittyNameLater Sat 08-Oct-16 23:51:42

I got my amazing bamboo ones from thenappylady.com. Recommend them to every pregnant woman I know!

catkind Sat 08-Oct-16 23:55:51

I liked little lambs ones. Worked brilliantly for me, much less leaky than disposables and more comfortable. Some smaller/thinner washable ones I had from mothercare or boots (can't remember which) were no use at all though. I would have two packs (10 pairs) on the go and that did me fine, but you can always have a box of disposables in reserve.

OhWhatAPalaver Sun 09-Oct-16 12:20:09

I got the Ana Wiz ones on Amazon as they had the best reviews. They're really comfy but I have found myself using them more now that my supply has calmed down and regulated itself. I used mainly disposables to begin with as I had to change them every 5 mins! I definitely had oversupply though.

mikado1 Sun 09-Oct-16 12:23:34

I used boots own brand but only after first 6 weeks maybe. I leaked mostly at night and would often wake up in a puddle. They are great and like a p.o. said the washing machine on so often they'd be constantly washed and came with a little mesh bag.

INeedABeer Sun 09-Oct-16 13:10:33

Thanks all!

Baby due any time and have a box of Lansinoh disposables - sounds like this are gonna be the best option for the first wee while. Then hopefully can move onto washables!

MileyWiley Sun 09-Oct-16 13:20:28

Also a user of Ana Wiz ones here. No complaints from me. I found disposables came unstuck in my bra and were sweaty and uncomfortable.

TheInimitableMrsFanshawe Sun 09-Oct-16 13:23:11

Little lambs bamboo. Disposable ones were unbearably itchy.

Pipsicola Sun 09-Oct-16 19:01:37

Another vote for boots own washable ones - only a couple of quid and worked well. Used the disposable ones at first but hated them as irritated my nipples. No problem since switched to washable.

TheTroutofNoCraic Fri 14-Oct-16 15:55:01

I had avent ones (6 pairs) which I got heavily reduced in the clearance section in Tesco (I think they were down to 80p per 3 pair pack) so I switched from disposables and never looked back. I just bunged them in the washing machine in the whites wash. They had a lacy backing to them which stopped them moving around in my bra.
So much less wasteful.

ZZZZ1111 Fri 14-Oct-16 20:42:56

I got bamboo ones from Amazon. Loved them! Just chuck em in the wash as the washing machine's going every day anyway!

I started off with lamsinoh disposables but found they irritated my skin.

Shallishanti Fri 14-Oct-16 20:46:22

NEVER just chuck them in a washing machine- they can block the outlet!!!!
put them in a mesh bag

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