The Basics of Staying Dry While Nursing

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Leaking? No Problem! This post will cover the basics of staying dry while nursing.

Nursing Bras

I skimped on nursing bras with my first born as I was not very successful with breastfeeding, so when my second one came along, I thought I would make do with a regular bra. If you’re like me and thinking of doing the same thing, I urge you not to.

There are cost efficient options available in Amazon! A friend of mine recommended these, so I bought them.

Nursing Bras

Tip: Get one size bigger from your normal size. It will be of great help to you in keeping you comfortable during your first month of nursing, when your body is still trying to figure out how much milk to produce.

Pros:

  • Comes with extenders
  • Cost effective
  • Comfortable fit
  • Great with the Elvie Pump – the fabric is much firmer and less stretchy so it helps with keeping the pump from getting dislodged
  • The bra padding stays in place while washing since they’re actually sewn in and not inserted in

Cons:

  • Extenders not the most practical and makes it a bit more challenging when working to hook the clasps
  • The plastic stiffeners on the side of the bra pokes out over time, which may cause discomfort. You may either remove it or continue to push it back in.

The second set I bought were these kind. I made it a point to buy a size bigger this time. They’re extremely comfortable to sleep in overnight.

Nursing Bras

Pros:

  • Stretchy and extremely comfortable
  • Comes in basic colors

Cons:

  • Stretchiness can cause the Elvie Pump to sag resulting in the pump to become slightly dislodged
  • The bra padding needs to be re-positioned after every wash because they’re inserts

Care: I would recommend washing these in a net bag and leaving them to air dry. Placing them in the dryer can leave the cloth a bit worn out over time.   

Nursing Pads

For everyday use, I like to opt for washable nursing pads like these. I simply slip them on and when they get saturated with milky goodness, they go in the wash.

Washable Nursing Pads

If I’m traveling and don’t have access to a washer, I use the disposable ones instead. The Lansinoh Stay Dry Nursing Pads have been my go-to. There’s an adhesive on the opposite face, hence they stay put.

Lansinoh Stay Dry Nursing Pads

Stay dry! I hope these tips help.

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