Lily Padz

I am test-driving my first pair of Lily Padz, and so far they rock!

For those not in the know about such matters, nursing moms tend to leak milk. Yes, it’s about as convenient as it sounds, especially when you forget to wear breast pads or you soak through then and end up with huge wet spots on your shirt. At least the leakage isn’t constant; for me, I usually drip from the breast that Jamie’s not nursing on at the time. And it’s worse overnight.

For the past month, I’ve been switching between disposable breast pads and washable cotton ones, but I’ve still been having leaks due to the pads getting out of position (happens frequently at night when I’m lying on my side) or actually soaking through. One of my co-workers had recommended I try Lily Padz, but I was reluctant since they cost more than $20 per pair, and a pair only lasts 6-8 weeks. The huge plus about them is that they stick to YOU and not to your bra, so they can’t ever get out of position. They smush your nipple flat (which stops you from leaking), and are washable and reusable.

This morning I got fed up after it seemed like I soaked most of my side of the bed while trying to get a sleepy Jamie to latch on properly, so I went out and bought a pair. They make me look kinda funny since they work on the principle of compression, but so far they seem to work great.

3 Comments

  1. Carrie

    That’s a cool invention! Not enough to make me run out and have a kid but enough to make me a little wistful for days gone by. Like the first time I was alone (Sans baby – which is what ALONE will come to mean) spending a gift certificate at Dillard’s and SOMEONE ELSE’S baby cried and I still split the contents of my breasts all over my shirt.

  2. Katy

    Maybe I spoke too soon.

    The Lily Padz do NOT stop me from leaking… they just CONTAIN the leakage. Unless the leakage is, like, a lot, in which case nothing can apparently contain it. This seems to happen in the night, a lot. I’ll feed Jamie on one side, and the dam breaks on the other side.

    I am finding that I have to hold a burp cloth underneath my breast when I remove the Lily Padz to catch the milk spillage.

    Maybe I’m not using them right, or something. I’ll have to research this.

    And I can’t wait for the first time I hear someone else’s baby cry and start to spill.

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