Walk The Line: Nursing Pads in Colour
NOTE: Kettle dyed nursing pads that become wet with milk, combined with the pressure from being in a bra may transfer colour onto the bra and or your skin (skin has not happened yet but I imagine in crazy wet long time in bra situations it possibly could). In most cases this will wash out in a normal wash. Please do not use in combination with silk bras.
Sizing is in inches. Please measure the cup size of your bra to make sure they will fit. If you use half cup bras, etc... they might be too large.
Order these nursing pads, made from OEKO-TEX certified yarn and are heavy 95% merino wool and 5% spandex interlock to provide superior protection for your clothes.
Note that there are almost always small colour variances from batch to batch. While each woolie is sewn from one piece of wool, if you get two pieces of woolies, it is possible they are sewn from two different batches and may have slight differences in colour.
Each batch is hand dyed and subject to lines, spot, and colour variances. These are not imperfections but are simply part of the beauty of skilled hand dyeing. In some rolls of wool regular stripes occur. This is not a flaw and is just the nature of the roll. Refunds/exchanges will not be given.
What are wool nursing pads?
Wool nursing pads are a must have for nursing moms. If you have never read about wool you should know it is one of the best fibers ever as it is natural, fire resistant, easy to care for, anti-microbial, and a natural insulant which means it not only keeps you warm in the winter it keeps you cool in the summer. Wool is perfect for nursing moms that want superior, all natural protection.
They are approximately 5 1/2" in diameter which is ideal for B-DD cups. If you are larger please purchase what you think is best. I have added a 6 1/2" for larger breasted women.
As a personal item, nursing pads cannot be returned for hygiene purposes even in new, unused condition as I can not verify this and therefore can not resell.
Light: 1 layer of soft, felted wool interlock. 1 layer so dyed.
Medium: 2 layers of soft, felted wool interlock. 1 layer is dyed the skin layer is natural.
I make my pads large! They measure about 5.25 inches in diameter. It may seem like large pads are less discrete, but in reality when they fill the entire cup of your bra like that, they are much harder to see through your shirt, if you actually need larger pads, contact me for a custom listing. Smaller pads that don't fill the cup can be seen through your shirt.
I recommend light pads for ladies who have only light leaks, probably later in their nursing experience. Day pads work for most women during the day, and normal-overnight pads, are great for sleeping and the early weeks of nursing when your milk is not well regulated and you have an overabundance.
How many do I need?
**WOOL PADS DON'T HAVE TO BE WASHED WITH EACH USE**
I recommend a minimum of 2 pairs, one to wear, and one to be drying while you wear the other. Typically, I recommend washing every 2 weeks, earlier in nursing when there is an abundance of milk, they may need more frequent washing.
What people say about HumBird nursing pads
I found this recommendation from another nursing pad site and as I did not have forceful let down I am copying it here. "During milk "let down," she recommends gently but firmly pressing down on the breast you are not giving baby while the milk lets down. This prevents the milk from shooting straight through forcefully which is prime time for leaks."
Disposable nursing pads are typically much smaller than the approx. 5 1/2" pads that I make and wool helps prevent bacteria build up and thrush and also does a great job of keeping you dry. Wool wicks the moisture away from your skin and therefore, helps to keep thrush at bay. Reusable wool nursing pads are not 100% waterproof so therefore, are not 100% leakproof but really, no nursing pad is leakproof, even waterproof ones.
Protect the environment by keeping disposable items out of the landfill. Wool is especially eco-friendly, because it doesn't need to be washed frequently and requires less water when you do wash them.
Lanolin ointment recommended by doctors, midwives, and lactation consultants to safely sooth painful nipples during nursing, is naturally found in wool. Lanolin cleans the wool when it gets wet, so you don't have to wash your pads every time you use them and this same property makes wool diaper covers awesome. You can use them over and over before washing, and they won't stink of rotten milk like other reusable nursing pads will.