Most helpful positive review
So much better than anything else
on 25 February 2015
Currently breastfeeding baby 3... Have used these since baby one, after two nth of disposable ones ... Not very environmentally friendly, and very few brands were really comfortable.
I absolutely LOVE these !! The fact that they are breathable makes it impossible to get back to the disposable ones and their inevitable plastic based layer.
What do I like about these ?
- re usable AND getting more comfy the more you wash them !
- easy to use, to wash and keep clean
-good for environment
-BREATHABLE. Seriously, my nipples just don't agree with any other kind anymore !
When you get them, they feel thick and quite big, and will show in you bra. But wash them once or twice and there you go (and it improves their absorbency !). They will shrink in the wash as well, coming to a more sensible size.
I've had to replace a few this time, but I've worn them literally day and night for 5+5 months (+2 months with this baby). Now, so you get the occasional leak ? Yes. Two reasons :
1- there is no sticky patch on the back of them so they can end up misplaced in you cup... Which means they can't absorb what's leaking if they're are not covering you nipple. I find the solution to this is a more adapted bra shape. They just move around in some of my bras, and never move in others.
2- time between feeds is longer than usual and there's just too much flowing even before baby feeds... That happens to me a lot, and the solution there is very simple : change them more often !
TBH I don't really mind the occasional leak... I wear ample tops for breastfeeding anyway... So only my bra is usually affected. I consider it part of the process...