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Since it’s World Breastfeeding Week, of course I’m going to talk about breastfeeding! I have a lot of other posts on the topic coming up, but first you need the scoop on a must-have product for breastfeeding mamas!
Bamboobies washable nursing pads quickly became my favorite to grab when I nurse my baby. Because let’s face it, breastfeeding is special, but it does come with some unwanted side effects – namely, leakage! Even though I don’t leak a lot, when I’m nursing, baby can only be on one side at a time, but my body apparently doesn’t realize that, and lets down on both sides at once! I’ve had to do many an outfit change after nursing because of this! 🙂
Enter: Bamboobies – washable nursing pads – so soft and so thin, I forget they are there after I insert the pads into my bra. Why? Because they are made with ultra thin organic cotton / bamboo velour, with another thin layer of cotton/hemp to absorb a LOT, and a milk-proof outer layer so moisture doesn’t come through to your clothing.
I received both the night (left) and day (right) nursing pads to try. Both are equally soft as a breeze, and absorbent. The night pads are thicker than any nursing pad I’ve seen, yet they don’t really feel that way once you have them on. If I were a heavy night leaker (which I was with my first son, but don’t seem to be this time), this would be the only night nursing pad I’d use! Since I’m a bit lighter this time, I alternate between the night/day pads at night.
Last time I breastfed, I used all disposable nursing pads. Not only is it frustrating to have to take each one out of the package and create lots of garbage, but I found many disposable pads (not all) trapped heat. The Bamboobies did not trap the heat in my bra, so I felt very comfortable wearing them.
You might be wondering about the heart-shaped nursing pad. The mom behind Bamboobies created this unique shape, because she was tired of bumps and wrinkles showing through her clothing (frankly, so was I!). The heart-shape allows the pad to cup your breast around the sides, without buckling like a circular pad does. No wrinkles! I think this is another reason why you can barely feel the pad, because it’s so form fitting, there’s nothing to irritate you! And you look good too!
BUY IT: I’d recommend Bamboobies nursing pads to any mom curious about reusable nursing pads. It’s definitely the one you want to get FIRST! Get a multi-pack while you’re at it – because trust me, you’ll want more than one set! All my readers get a discount for the duration of the giveaway – DISCOUNT: 20% off with the code YEAR20 at checkout!
WIN IT: One reader wins a $16.99 credit to Bamboobies, which is enough to buy a 2 pair pack of either the Regular or Overnight Bamboobies, or put the credit towards any other Bamboobies product. Enter in the Rafflecopter form below! Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway
GIVEAWAY RULES: Open US/CAN. 18+ to enter/win. Winner will be emailed directly and have 48 hours to respond to claim their prize! Ends 11:59 on August 13, 2012. Fulfillment handled by Bamboobies. This giveaway is in no way associated with Facebook.
Thanks to Bamboobies for sending products to review and offering a giveaway! All opinions are 100% my own!