For most breastfeeding mothers, nursing pads are an essential part of their wardrobe at least at one point during the nursing experience. Some mothers are lucky and never experience another leak once the milk supply has been established while others leak 24/7 the entire time they breastfeed.
It is impossible to predict how your breasts will behave when full of milk and there are few things more embarrassing than suddenly having 2 wet spots appear on your shirt. Regular disposable nursing pads can help, but the LilyPadz nursing pads hold some wonderful advantages over the traditional type and are reusable on top of that!
The Disposable Disadvantage
The thing about disposable nursing pads is that they have a tendency to slip and slide under your bra. Sometimes, especially if your nipples are a little chapped, the cotton can pull away from the pad a bit upon removal and you have little fuzzies you must pick off before baby can nurse. Don’t laugh…just because moms don’t tell you this doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen! Disposable nursing pads must also always be worn in conjunction with a nursing bra if they are going to stay anywhere approaching the appropriate place, and many mothers find it very uncomfortable to sleep in a bra.
Finally, and perhaps most obviously, disposable nursing pads must be replaced on a regular basis. Once they are used, they must be discarded, which means you must purchase more and therefore invest more money. If you are one of the lucky women who don’t experience any leaks after the first couple of months, then this may not be a large issue. However, if you leak constantly for the duration of your breastfeeding months, purchasing disposable nursing pads can become somewhat expensive.
LilyPadz are Reusable!
LilyPadz nursing pads address each of these problems to give breastfeeding mothers a real solution they can use. First of all, since LilyPadz nursing pads are reusable one purchase has you covered for the duration. They are simple to clean and dry quickly, so there really isn’t any need to have a backup pair unless you just want to. LilyPadz can be worn with or without a bra so you can be comfortable day and night. This is possible because the nursing pads have a gentle but strong adhesive that forms a seal around the breast and holds the pads in place.
It is important to note that you must take care that the pads do form a proper seal over the nipple by applying firm but gentle pressure to the area. Otherwise it is possible for an air pocket to form which will allow milk to accumulate in the pad. While your clothing will still be protected as long as there is a good seal around the rest of the breast, you may get drenched with a small pool of milk when you remove the pads.
Finally, LilyPadz nursing pads do not leave any kind of residue either of material or adhesive on the breast, so baby can nurse as soon as the pads are removed. If you plan on nursing for a long time, LilyPadz nursing pads might be one of your most valuable possessions.