Nursing pads, also known as Breast pads help to absorb breast milk or colostrum that may leak between and during feedings post childbirth. They are worn inside your bra to keep both the bra dry and milk away from your clothing. Most mothers don’t have problems with leaking after the early weeks, so you probably won’t need breast pads for long, but they’re very useful at first.
You can buy either disposable pads or cloth ones that you wash and use again. It’s important to look for pads that allow air to circulate to your nipples. While it might seem that plastic-lined pads would protect your clothes better, they retain moisture, contributing to sore nipples and bacterial growth.
It’s also important to change nursing pads promptly after they get wet. If the pad dries and sticks to your nipple, moisten it first with warm water so that you don’t remove any skin as you pull it away from the breast.
Our Cottons Nursing Pads are disposable and have a unique 100% cotton top sheet so they’re both extremely comfortable and perfect for sensitive skin after childbirth. These Nursing Pads have been extensively tested by new mums, to ensure the best design and materials were used. They are hypo-allergenic so are perfect for sensitive skin and helping to minimise some of the soreness that can be associated with breast feeding. The superior grade 100% natural cotton used ensures they are exceptionally comfortable and low irritant.
Post child birth it’s important to buy maternity pads, rather than ordinary sanitary towels. Maternity pads are longer, softer, and much more absorbent. The reason you need so many pads is that bleeding from your uterus (womb) will start soon after your baby is born. This is the case whether you had a vaginal or a caesarean birth. You may bleed for as little as two weeks to three weeks, or for as long as six weeks after having your baby. The flow will gradually become less. Red lochia usually tapers off within the first couple of weeks, though if you try to do too much too soon, it may start flowing again.
When shopping for maternity pads do not be under any illusions about what post-labour conditions are like, you will definitely need more than a traditional sanitary towel. Essentially ordinary sanitary towels are not designed for maternity use and you need will need to use purpose built maternity pads which can really support you.
When considering which Maternity Pad is best for you, there are only two things real options you need to consider – comfort and thickness.
Cottons Maternity Pads with wings have a 100% natural cotton coversheet for extra comfort, so they’re perfect for sensitive skin after childbirth.
Tested extensively by new mums and a leading Australian maternity hospital, Cottons Maternity Pads are designed to be highly absorbent and really comfortable.
They are designed to fit into your own underwear securely and are hypo-allergenic so suitable for even the most sensitive skin. When necessary they can be easily removed and should be hygienically disposed of.