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« on: January 25, 2012 11:36:10 AM »

When I was nursing one of my babies, I purchased washable nursing pads from Target...


Those things leaked so bad!  I know I make a lot of milk, but sheesh!  They didn't last at all.  So, I was pretty much scared away from washable nursing pads.

But, I recently lost my job (and I'm pregnant again!) so I'm trying to conserve as much money as possible.  Among other things, this is one of the ways I'm working towards that end.  I did some readying up and found that fleece wicks away moisture so it would work as a leak-proof barrier.  I also read that a good fabric that is absorbent (and might already be in my home--so therefore free!) is flannel.  Specifically, flannel receiving blankets. 

So, I made myself a set of 30 nursing pads, which is 15 sets.  Enough for two sets a day for a week.  I HOPE that will be enough but we'll see! 

Here are some photos...

Completed set of 30 nursing pads.

2 inner layers of flannel, 1 outer layer of flannel (up against you) and 1 outer layer of fleece (against your shirt.

Zigzag stitch all the way around.  Sew over the edge.  Worked great for me!

What your edge should look like completed.

All done!


« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2012 12:26:38 PM »

Good job! and great idea.

« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2012 01:53:16 PM »

awesome work!! i need to get started on some postpartum pads and nursing pads here soon. im dragging my feet. lol.

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2012 10:38:46 PM »

I sell the nursing pads I make with PUL in them more than the ones without.  The mamas who have larger breasts or an abundant milk supply tend to prefer them.  I also make them in several sizes.  If you have any available, you might want to try putting some PUL with the shiny side facing in just below the layer furthest from your body and see how that works.  It still lets the skin breathe but helps prevent leaking.


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« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012 08:56:29 PM »

Great idea for a friend who hates anything disposable (her two boys wear cloth diapers).
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2012 01:42:01 PM »

Great job stitching those puppies! I have a hard time getting a nice edge with zig zag...guess that's why I have a serger lol!

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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2012 09:22:46 AM »

Great idea! I want to make some of my own nursing pads as well. How did these work for you?

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« Reply #7 on: December 29, 2012 05:41:37 AM »

thanks i just made a set for my sisters baby shower gift

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