DIY Breast Pads

Now that I am only nursing my son 4 times a day, I don’t leak like I used to. I would leak through all types of cotton pads. I didn’t want to use disposable pads because I had read about chances of possible infection. I gladly found Bamboobies. But if you would like to make your own breast pads here’s how. I found this off of Leaky Boobs website. Check their site out, they have lots of great stuff!!

Each pad is made out of 3 pieces of 4×4 flannel. If you find you need more absorbency you can add one or two more layers. I have always found that 3 layers keeps the pad thin enough that it can’t be seen through your shirt. You can also use one layer of broad cloth as the outside layer and this helps prevent leak through. The best thing is that you can use leftover scraps of material. I usually use leftovers from blankets or diapers I have made. Make sure you pre-wash the material so it doesn’t bunch up in the wash later.

Draw a circle 3 1/2 inches in diameter either on your cloth or on a piece of paper you can cut out and use as a pattern. I use a protractor, but you could trace around a cup or glass easily enough.

Stack your material and pin together . Cut around the circle and straight line stitch them together as close to the edge as you can. If you have serer you could go over the outside edge as well. I only have an old 2 stitch machine so I do a zigzag stitch around the outside edge. This will fray a bit when you wash it, but I find it just makes the pad softer.

This is so easy and quick

I found this off The Leaky Boob and in no way am I claiming ownership to this or the pictures. 


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