Lily Padz?

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Lily Padz?

Anyone use this product before or currently? I just feel so gross all the time. My milk is all over the place even if I put fresh ones in before breastfeeding and shove burp cloths around me. I know it will get better, but I remember this being an issue with DD as well. I hate how bulky the breast pads are and with my bigger boobs, I now fill out a "C" cup :eek: and there's not much room left for a bulky pad. Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this product.

http://www.lilypadz.com/

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I've used them but I waited til my supply was established & I wasnt pouring out everywhere. If I remember correctly, if the get too much liquid in between you & the product the suction is lost & then you've got problems. Plus they don't breathe very well...I probably won't use mine until 3-4 months.

Joined: 02/20/11
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I use them only at home. I don't want my nipples to be without air too much so I used them at night only when I was leaking furiously. I would unstuck them when milk started collecting and wipe them off, then stick them back.

I like them a lot, but I don't use them away from the house.

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Is it normal to not have a leaking issue??? I bought tons of boxes of breast pads and have not had to use one single one. The only time I leaked is the one and only time Sophia slept for 6 hours and one of my boobs started leaking. I haven't felt engorged either. Makes me wonder about my milk supply. :confused: All my friends keep talking about when they were engorged and leaking and I feel left out that I don't have this issue. LOL!

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used them all of the time with my first DS Smile bought a pair this time, but haven't needed to use them yet Biggrin

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I have boxes of pads but rarely use them either. I just put them on in case I go out in public... if baby sleeps too long I will get a small wet circle on my shirt (but this has happened only a couple times in the last couple years). It makes me wonder about supply too but I know I make enough milk - I do get very painful letdowns... so painful sometimes they make my toes curl!! I'm always confused as to why breast size has nothing to do with supply... I'd kill to be a C36 again like I was in college. I'm now a DD42 and I can't pump a drop and don't have issues with leakage... why do we need big saggy boobs that are uncomfortable and just in the way and don't even produce more milk??

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I don't leak very much either and I'm never super engorged like I was with DS, it must have something to do with mutiple pregnancies, I think the body just makes enough for your LO and no more, Plus if you pump, your less likely to leak. When I do leak I just take a burp cloth or his blanket on the non feeding breast and hold it there.

Oh and lily padz are wonderful!!! I wear them when I go out and when I dont want to wear a bra, they hide the hard nips!

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I don't remember ever leaking with my oldest, I know I didn't have any pads except the free samples. But I leak with this one. Even weirder is my supply was way overactive with my first but isnt as bad this time. I think breasts are just different each time.

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They had some at Target today and I grabbed them. I leak so badly during feedings from the opposite boob that I go through at least an entire box of pads a week. At $8.00/box I figure the $20.00 Lily padz aren't that expensive. So far I love them. I've done one feeding and it was SO NICE not to be drenched in breast milk. I'll probably use the regular pads too some since I think my nipples should "breate" a little, but this is fabulous so far! And I don't feel like my breast milk is being waisted.

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Oh, you should look at the Milkies Milk Saver if you leak a lot during feeding. It would allow you to collect that milk, so save a pumping session lol!

http://www.mymilkies.com/milksaver

I considered getting them, but by the time I had heard of them I had stopped leaking during feedings. I found some at a consignment sale last week and just passed on the good deal because I really don't need that anymore.

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"Majka" wrote:

Oh, you should look at the Milkies Milk Saver if you leak a lot during feeding. It would allow you to collect that milk, so save a pumping session lol!

http://www.mymilkies.com/milksaver

I considered getting them, but by the time I had heard of them I had stopped leaking during feedings. I found some at a consignment sale last week and just passed on the good deal because I really don't need that anymore.

Thanks!!! that looks cool and I was just trying to figure out how to try to save the milk. Even with the lily padz on at the last feeding, I still leaked some in it, so I just had a towel ready when I peeled it off, but seriously there was at least an oz and maybe two that came spilling out. I mean when I say I leak, I SERIOUSLY LEAK! Ugh, I always feel slight damp like I'm sweaty or something. The lily padz help a little though. At least it doesn't go everwhere with them.

ETA: this morning i got nearly 2 oz from the opposite side he was feedimg on just by keeping the bottom of a small bottle over that nipple. I don't think i need to worry about supply and def need to try and save that rather than letting my clothes soak it up!

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"jac81" wrote:

Is it normal to not have a leaking issue??? I bought tons of boxes of breast pads and have not had to use one single one. The only time I leaked is the one and only time Sophia slept for 6 hours and one of my boobs started leaking. I haven't felt engorged either. Makes me wonder about my milk supply. :confused: All my friends keep talking about when they were engorged and leaking and I feel left out that I don't have this issue. LOL!

Don't worry about leaking or not leaking. I've had varying amounts of leaking with each of my babies. With my first and second I leaked just a bit in the beginning. With my 3rd I leaked a TON for months. With my 4th I leaked for a few months. Now with Aidan I have only leaked just a bit a couple of times. BUT he is gaining well. He is over a pound above his birth weight at 3 weeks old. He has tons of wet and poopy diapers, and is content and happy inbetween feedings. Look more at baby's weight and diapers then anything else.