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    Default Best breast pads?

    I have OALD and some oversupply (both improving with block feeding and as baby gets older) and I am constantly soaking through breast pads (the worst is when I am nursing on one side, the other side lets down as well). I would prefer to continue using cotton, washable pads, but I'll try others at this point. Does anyone have a recommendation that is healthy for me and baby, besides swapping pads out at every feed?

    Thank you!

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    I love these washable breast pads! I can wear one pair all day. I would soak through the regular cotton ones at one feeding. I have a good supply and strong letdown also.
    http://www.nickisdiapers.com/imagine...ds-3pairs.html

    Molly

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    You might want to look into wool breastpads, like these. They are pricey, but people LOVE LOVE LOVE them. They are supposed to reduce the amount of clogged ducts you get, by keeping your breasts warmer. Wool can hold twice its weight in fluids without feeling damp or soaking your skin.


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    I knitted myself some wool breast pads and love them. It doesn't itch my skin. I typically avoid wool sweaters because of the itch factor but the merino wool really is different. Oh, and ive had OALD though it's calming down finally.
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    Wool.
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    Default Re: Best breast pads?

    If you do try a disposable option, I really like the Johnson's ones (I find them softer and more comfortable than the other brands I've tried).

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    I have wool but was too lazy to wash them and they are $$$

    The kind I linked can be thrown with regular laundry and have never leaked or caused wet skin due to the soft PUL on the outside, soaker pad on the inside, and microfleece touching the skin. I love love love them. Just sayin.

    Molly

    Loving mama to JP (DS, 1/03 ~ nursed 6 mos), EL (DD1, 9/05 ~ nursed 4 yrs), EJ (DD2, 3/08 ~ nursed 3 yrs 9 mos), and
    JM (DD3, 6/12 ~ currently nursing), all born naturally
    Devoted wife to SAHD P, my hero
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    I second washable ones Molly linked but if you want disposable I d Lansinoh
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