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Nursing pads, also known as breast pads, are often a breastfeeding mother’s best friend. There are several types of nursing pads on the market; each with unique advantages; we’re breaking down the benefits so you can find your perfect match!
Pros: Disposable pads are often the first nursing pads you see on the store shelf.
Cons: Disposable pads retain moisture (& sugary compounds from milk leaks) when worn for an extended period and have a tendency to stick to a woman’s breast and may cause nipple soreness. It’s important to change the pads frequently to prevent sticking and discomfort.
Pros: Since re-usuable pads are washable, the pads come in quantities of 2, 6, 8, or 12.
Cons: Reusable pads come in a variety of shapes and thicknesses; a common complaint of this pad type is shifting or bunching. Our favorite reusable pads were thin, for incidental leaks, and lined with bamboo rayon for softness. With a newborn, we do laundry often, so washing these pads wasn’t a bother.
Pros: Silicone Nursing Pads prevent leaks by keeping milk in the breast.
Cons: The silicone solution has been well received because of its effectiveness but some mothers may find the self-clinging nature of this product bothersome due to increased skin sensitivity that occurs post-partum and while breastfeeding. While it may not work for all, I’m very pleased with this product.
There are lots of great anti-leak solutions out there, hope this helps you find one that suits your style! Nurse on mamas!
Like many moms before her, Melissa cradled her hungry, crying baby as she clumsily adjusted her bra and sat uncomfortably holding up her shirt. Before she knew it, her baby was squirming, her shirt was falling, and the nursing session was interrupted. She needed a better solution, so she created LatchPal, the first nursing clip of its kind.
LatchPal is a breastfeeding shirt clip that holds up a mother’s shirt during breastfeeding. It eliminates shirt re-positioning and feeding disruptions, and helps a mom nurse hands-free in comfort to maximize milk flow. LatchPal was designed with moms in mind. The multi-use solution only requires one hand to latch. It’s a must-have breastfeeding accessory and essential for post-partum moms, pumping moms, and nursing in public.
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