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what do i use when i can't afford to buy more nursing pads?

my breasts leak like a hole poked in a water ballon and i don't know what to use. i only wear sports bras because my regular ones don't fit now, so anything (like toilet paper/paper towels) is going to show through.

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mandielynn23

Asked by mandielynn23 at 11:27 PM on Nov. 20, 2009 in Beauty & Style

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  • Buy the washable nursing pads.
    Rachell9503

    Answer by Rachell9503 at 11:28 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • lucky. i wish i made that much milk :(
    dorie84

    Answer by dorie84 at 11:28 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • Make your own nursing pads out of absorbent wool or flannel w/a fleece backing to prevent leakage from getting through to your clothes, yet still allow your nipple to breathe.

    If you can't sew, then yeah, do like the pp said and buy the washable kind.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:29 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • where can i find them? walmart? i didn't know there was a such thing as washable nursing pads, thanks :)
    mandielynn23

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 11:29 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • Do by any chance have cloth diapers or even rags. you can flatten them out so no one can see them
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:30 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • Try Baby Depot in Burlington Coat Factory. Or look online.
    07upsydaisy

    Answer by 07upsydaisy at 11:31 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • You can make your own washable nursing pads. Here is a website with links to websites on how to make your own things related to breastfeeding.

    http://www.kellymom.com/parenting/links/bf-links-sewing.html
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 11:31 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • I got reusable ones at Target..
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:31 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • wow..i wish i knew they had washable ones when i was preggo..i used jumbo face pads and doubled up on them. They worked. Sometimes i just did'nt have the money for those (most the time) and there was like 200 of those face pads in a pack
    shay1130

    Answer by shay1130 at 11:34 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

  • I USE THESE REALLY GOOD ONES BECAUSE MY BOOBS LEAK LIKE CRAZY TOO..THERE REUSABLE AND THERE 4 OR 5 DOLLARS AND 4 COME IN IT.THE STORE IS MOTHERHOOD MATERNITY.THESE R THE ONLY PADS THAT WORK FOR ME..GOOD LUCK!
    Desi2Sweet

    Answer by Desi2Sweet at 11:43 PM on Nov. 20, 2009

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