Nursing Pads: Best Breast Care Practices for Nursing Moms

Loving Moments Washable Nursing PadsWorried that using nursing pads will cause discomfort or leaks in public? It can be very uncomfortable when your nipples stick to nursing pads or your bra cups. Breast milk contains a high amount of lactose, which can be sticky. Once the breast milk dries in the pad, it may cause your nipples to stick to the nursing pads. Applying a thin layer of lanolin-based nipple cream will help you avoid any discomfort in your early breastfeeding weeks.

If you have an overabundant milk supply, you must pay special attention to changing your nursing pads frequently.  Don’t despair, an overabundant milk supply usually only lasts the first few weeks after your baby is born. Regardless if you use reusable or disposable nursing pads, you may find absorbency to be an issue with each type. My recommendation would be to change the pads frequently and avoid waiting until the nursing pads are soaked through. If you are going to be out and about, you may want to throw a few sets of Loving Moments nursing pads in the diaper bag and change the ones you’re wearing as soon as they get too damp.

Hope this advice helps, new moms! Have breastfeeding questions? Leave us a comment and we’ll help you get the answers you need.