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I am sick of leaking and smelling like off milk! I'm bf my 6 week old DS, does the leaking ever stop or will leak till i stop breast feeding?
I'm going through boxes of disposable breast pads and more often than not when i'm feeding from one breast, the breast pad on the other side has moved from the nipple and i'm saturated.
I wondered if anyone had tried the LilyPadz silicone breast pads and do they reccomend them? Do they really stop you leaking and are they comfortable?
I would reccomend them highly, they do stop you from leaking and are very comfortable, unlike disposable breast pads you can't see the outline of them through tops. They stay on well, I was even able to not wear a bra to bed which was a pretty big thing after so long not being able to :o :laughing: Well worth the money I say!
Just wanted to say that I breastfed my baby until she was a year old and I went through BOXES of disposable breastpads (I think I worked out that it cost me hundreds in total!!) so in hindsight I should have gone/bought something that wasn't disposable but worked better.
Hope the Lilypadz works for you - I'll probably be going down that path with next bub. Sounds pretty good.
Yes they are fantastic. I bought mine ages ago when I was still pregnant and wondered whether I'd need them or not because I didn't often leak with my other two children. I have leaked more this time because I don't feed as frequently this time(3-4 hours instead of 1-2 hours) I love my lilypadz. They feel great. I was worried it would feel sticky on hot days but it doesn't. I don't have the obvious look of wearing breastpads you get with cloth one's and I don't have to buy the t-shirt maternity bras to try and cover the bulk and I don't get the off milk smell you get with plastic backed disposables. I can also smear a little acidophilis powder mixed with breastmilk and apply it to the nipples and then put the lilypadz over the top to treat nipple thrush.
and it also means it hides pointy nipples so i'll keep using them after breastfeeding probably
I can't gush about how good they are for me.
Thanks Ladies :D
I'm going to get some today, well i've ordered them. I figure i will save a fortune in the long run....and yay not to have to wear a bra to bed! :smiliedance:
I was even able to not wear a bra to bed which was a pretty big thing after so long not being able to :o :laughing: Well worth the money I say!
and yay not to have to wear a bra to bed! :smiliedance:
ok i think thanks to Carmen im going to have get myself some of these.
im so over wearing a bra 24/7 apart from when im in the shower or bath!!
i have done since i was about 25 weeks pregnant my boobs got that sore!
and the milk smell! Dont get me started on that!
Well I got some and they are pretty good.
I have a few issues with them though. I still leak a small amount of milk and when I pull the pad off to feed, the milk goes everywhere, it's only about 1/2 a teaspoon but if I am out somewhere it makes it a bit difficult to discreetly wipe myself up as it spurts out everywhere:o I've also leaked at night after a long gap between feeds.
So my question is: am I not putting them on tight enough? I squash it over my nipple but I still seem to have a bit of space for the milk to gather.
Jenko I am thinking of getting some of those LilyPadz as it would be great to use them overnight without having to wear a bra. Did you ever get that leaking problem sorted?
bump.... Would love some more opinions :)
La Que Sabe
sorry i haven't tried the LilyPadz, but just wondering, have you tried cloth breaspads, ones with lots of bamboo or hemp or microfibre in them?
some that are made can be really thin and they don't absorb much milk, and women often find they leak but it's just because there isn't enough absorbent fabric in them. it's just a matter of finding the right ones for your flow, ones with lots of this fabric in them. or you could always buy overnight breastpads if your flow is reallyheavy!
also in regards to breast pads that move, i don't know about the disposable ones, but on cloth, it all deoends on the outer fabrics you use!
Thanks for the suggestion, can you buy them or do you make yourself?
Last time I used a mix of cloth and disposable, like you said, the cloth ones didn't absorb much, the disposable were good but I just hated using so many! But I found both you could see the shape through most of my clothing which, yes its very vain, but I didn't like ! :)
At least bamboo ones could be good at home/overnight when it doesn't matter if you can see them...
I am crashing in with a question about the lilypadz - I couldn't get them to invert?? I really hope that doesn't sound too dumb!! I shall blame the fact that I have a 3 and 1/2 week old bub and I am tired!!! :)does that make sense? When I was following the instructions (well, I thought I was anyway) it said to invert the pad in the right place, then squash over nipple/surrounding area until it invert - is that right? I was in agony trying to do this!!! maybe I was doing it when i was really engorged? I have been too scared/tired/busy to try again - but if I am doing it right (could someone confirm if they can understand my dribble!!??) I will attempt it again!
I am HATING wearing bras 24/7 - I normally don't wear bras if I don't have to - and this is killing me - I am so uncomfortable!
La Que Sabe
there's lots of places you can buy them online, [i made my own tho! so simple if you can sew, it's just circles!]
try this site:
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