When I was newly breastfeeding with Ameli, I used disposable breast pads for the shortest amount of time possible. I simply hated them. I didn’t have ‘decent’ nursing bras, and I found the disposable pads crinkled, moved around and somehow, mysteriously, disappeared. I really hated using them and stopped as soon as I could get away with it – which meant I had occasional leaks which were embarrassing – but fortunately it was winter so I was normally layered up!
This time round I’ve managed to acquire a variety of reusable nursing pads to use and trial, and one such sample is the Natural Silk Washable Breast Pads from Carriwell.
These breast pads are highly recommended if you have sore and sensitive nipples, and you could even start wearing them in the final weeks of pregnancy if you’re leaking colostrum and find nipple against cloth uncomfortable. Apparently the anti-inflammatory properties in silk will soothe, cool, and heal sensitive and sore nipples. I’m not entirely sure how that claim stands up to treated and ‘produced’ silk, but it’s the claim they make and I must say, if nothing else, I find the coolness of the silk really refreshing.
These pads are machine washable, and have a super absorbent layer to keep moisture off the skin.
I prefer them to disposable pads too, because they don’t rustle, and so far I haven’t seen them show up against any of the clothes I’ve worn. I found disposable pads hard and crinkly, and also found they slipped out of sleep bras and relaxed bras and I’d often just be lacking one breast pad. I’ve not had that problem with these. I guess the material backing gives it a grip against the bra – I could be talking total rubbish here, of course, but that’s my guess, anyway!
Today I have a pack of six Carriwell nursing pads to give away to one reader.
To stand a chance to win, leave a comment below letting me know what feature of the Carriwell breast pads you like the most.
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This competition finishes at 23:59 on 2 April and the winner will be randomly drawn. Winners will be announced here and on the Diary of a First Child Facebook Page. Please check these to find out who won.
AND THE WINNER IS: Catherine Miller
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