Tuesday, January 20, 2009


!!!Public Service Announcement!!!

Gerber® Ultra-Thin Nursing Pads are the WORST nursing pads in the whole entire world! They hold next to nothing, which explains how they get them to be ultra-thin. I think I have leaked through practically the whole box in less than a week. And I have to wash my sour smelling bras practically every day! DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT buy these.

I plan on sticking to my nice, reusable, 100% cotton pads. Even though I will probably even leak through those at night, too. What happened to only having leaking issues during the early months of breastfeeding??? Well, I guess if I am going to nurse Bug until he is 2 or 3, we still are in the "early months".


Mommy Bee said...

I finally stopped leaking all the time around month 7 or 8 I think? That meant I could finally stop wearing a bra to bed (to hold my pads), oh hallelujah!

I absolutely favor washable pads, though I had a couple that were plain flannel and were not enough--I needed something with a barrier. So, as I usually do, I made my own. I tried both fleece and PUL, and fleece will hold up most of the time, but if you're a shooter (ie, fast letdown) then the PUL is the way to go. :)

Karena said...

I used the cotton ones with Elden, but then I used the Lansinoh ones with Bennett and fell in love. The Avent ones are good too, but the Lansinoh ones are thinner.

Mallory said...

We're at 8 1/2 months right now, with no sign that the leaking is going to stop. My hubby has restricted my craft fund for a while (and for a good reason, so I can't complain) so I may or may not be able to get the materials to make my own reusable ones that have PUL. Can you buy PUL at JoAnn's Fabric? I don't even know where to get it. But that's what I would need, if fleece can't handle shooters! LOL!

I have tried a lot of disposable ones. I generally try to use cloth during the day, and disposable at night (or on dates when the milk starts collecting). I do really like the Lansinoh ones, but the last time I went to the store to get some, the only ones available were the leaky ones. Of course, I didn't know they were leaky until I used them.

TopHat said...

I'm at 9.5 months and I just leaked half an hour ago. Lucky me.

I never bothered with nursing pads at night. I just sleep on a towel with my babe and keep a prefold nearby to catch let down from the breast she isn't on.

As for nursing pads during the day- I gave up on those too. I just don't care anymore.

Of course, if I had a history of thrush or something, I'd probably want something to keep myself dry.

wonder woman said...

Medela was my favorite brand. I could only find them at Target and Babies R Us and they were more expensive, but worth it for me. Although it's been 18 months since I've breastfed....there could be better stuff out there now.

megandjon said...

for me once i discovered organic cotton reusable breast pads i never went back to the paper thing lansinoh ones. they were just so much more SOFTER on my poor abused nipples that there was no comparison!

Jocie said...

I totally agree! I found those stinky Gerber thin ones when I ran out at my Grandpa's funeral only 3 weeks after my son was born. It was AWFUL! I think I went through the whole box in 2 or 3 days. I was allergic to something in the Lansinoh ones and then I found the Johnsons brand. They are heaven for me. They hold a TON and they are soft on my poor nipples. Good luck getting something to work for you.