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    Default Breast Pads - Making your own?

    Whilst I know it is probably a simple answer, and there are patterns all over google for them, I would love to know who has made their own breast pads and what YOU found works material/stuffing wise.

    So not going to pay for them when I know they would be very simple to make. I just have decision paralysis around materials so need some help.

    Any input greatly appreciated.

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    I made my own, they were far from glamorous but did the job well. I just used two layers of an old towel then one layer of flannelette (an old pajama top) to go against the skin. For me these were great and I leaked quite badly.

    Like you I just couldn't justify spending money on something like this! I'm still using them at 7 months pp as I still leak a bit when she feeds. I just pop one in the side she's not feeding from before she hops on.

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    Oh and as far as a "pattern" - I simply cut squares of the three layers then zig-zagged a circle and trimmed the edges.

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    Sorry, me again, just remembered I did make a few pairs with a PUL layer to stop soaking through - but then I read it's not good to have a non-breathable fabric near the nipple, can increase chances of thrush etc. Also I preferred to just change them really frequently in the early days so they never got the chance to get wet enough to leak.

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    oh cool thanks, will use old towel and some of DS's old pjs. Would rather not go and buy material for it!

    Perfect. I knew someone would have a good idea for homemade.

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    You could pretty much just cut a circle and hem the edge (maybe a little shaping to create a roundness, rather than totally flat?). I bought bamboo ones. They were only about $6 for a set of 3. Really soft and nice to wear.

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    I actually came across this website this morning with instructions for making contoured ones which sit more smoothly under clothes: http://diymaternity.com/accessories/...-free-pattern/

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    I made my own out of some excess baby wraps, out of the pattern linked above. I found them much more comfortable than disposable ones, and they washed up and lasted months.


 

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