For 10 months I have gotten by with 6 pairs of reusable pads. I just throw them in with the rest of my laundry in a mesh bag (usually with my towels or whites, the loads I wash on warm). Totally simple. I've never had any leaks using them and because they're made from natural fibers, they're totally breathable which is great for the skin. I found mine at my local cloth diapering store, they're called Pink Daisy, they're velour, and made from an organic cotton/hemp blend.
If you're interested, Pink Daisy isn't the only brand available. I have seen some cute homemade options available on Etsy and I recently learned about a local company called Buttercups (such a cute and clever name). In fact, one of my new favorite blogs, Peas and Happiness, just posted an interview with the creator of Buttercups and is currently hosting a giveaway! You should definitely hop over there and check it out (I think you you have until tomorrow afternoon to enter, the winner will be chosen tomorrow evening 05/19/11).
|Photo courtesy of Becerra Photography|
Anyway, if you are a breastfeeding mama I hope you'll give reusable nursing pads a shot! If you're already using them, which are your favorites? I'd love to hear about more available options out there!