Breastfeeding moms know that when the milk comes in, Annie bar the boobs! Those bad boys can leak at the sound of a barely stirring infant, even if it’s not your own! Before you know it, the cool, damp feel of breastmilk on your shirt has created an awkward moment if, God-forbid, you’re out and about. And if you’re just leaking around the house? Well, that’s kinda weird too! Forgo the traditional cotton nursing pads because there’s a new player in town: LilyPadz Silicone Nursing Pads!
NEW FAVE: Lily Padz Silicone Nursing Pads
COST: $22.95 for a single pair starter set; available at big box stores (we got ours at Target) or online at lilypadz.com.
WHY WE’RE IN LOVE: Disposable nursing pads or even the cotton nursing pads can be big and bulky. And frankly, damp cotton on your already-tender nips? No thanks! We discovered LilyPadz as a happy mistake in a desperate 11th-hour attempt to rein in the leakage before heading back to work post-partum. And we have been nothing but thrilled ever since.
The clear, silicone pads are easy to apply — simply invert them, apply to the nipple, and return them to their natural shape, which comfortable hugs your breast extending slightly past the areola. After a full-day on the job, LilyPadz contained the leakage and there was no damp feel.
When we got home and changed clothes, it was time to remove the LilyPadz and feed the baby. They easily and painlessly peeled off. A quick rinse removed any residual breastmilk, and then we simply laid them out to dry so they were ready to go the next day. LilyPadz are everything we look for in a parenting product: easy, comfortable, affordable and awesome!