If I ever had to pick a must-have for my breastfeeding days, I’d pick reusable nursing pads in a flash. Seriously. I’m sure many of you know how embarrassing it is when you start to leak in random places, and while I’m all for breastfeeding in public, I don’t particularly enjoy grocery shopping with wet spots on my t-shirt.
But why pick the reusable nursing pads and not the disposable ones? Read on.
5 Benefits of Reusable Nursing Pads
1. Reusable nursing pads save the earth
First up, your washable nursing pad doesn’t add to the already overflowing landfills. They’re eco-friendly, reusable and, like cloth nappies, make sustainable living so much simpler.
2. They save the home economy too
Not just the earth, the reusable nursing pad is great for the home budget too. Consider the fact that you wouldn’t have to buy boxes of disposable nursing pads, and instead, would need just 3-6 pairs of reusable ones that you can wash and air dry with your clothes - easy-peasy.
Some mums leak a lot, some a little, but if you’re using disposables, you’ll be spending money month on month, so long as you’re breastfeeding. The cost quickly adds up.
On the other hand, a pack of 3 pairs of Pop-in Nursing Pads comes for $24.95 and can be reused over and over again. See the savings?
3. A washable nursing pad can be used for future feedings
When well cared for, reusable nursing pads can be used for all your future
feedings. Whether it’s baby #1 or #3, your nursing pads can be reused easily
enough and are designed to last.
4. Keep infections and toxins at bay
Disposable nursing pads are manufactured using chemicals that can cause reactions, allergies or just give you that uncomfortable feeling that only paper on your breasts can! Sometimes you may not realise you need to change them out which can lead to infections or blocked ducts. Painful!
On the other hands, cloth nursing pads are breathable, allow for better air circulation and are naturally absorbent but at the same time, let you know when to change them out. Plus, no nasty chemicals against your boobs or nipples. Nice!
5. Never run out of a nursing pad
Finally, a washable nursing pad is just that: washable. Which means you always have one handy. Even if they’re all in the wash and you need a clean pair, you can quickly hand wash a pair and air dry them in next to no time and have it handy. No unnecessary runs to the store!