Babies Breastfeeding For Mom Print Reusable Nursing Pads to Soak Up Leaks and Protect Clothing 7 Brands and Styles of Eco-friendly, Washable Breast Pads By Donna Murray, RN, BSN Updated September 06, 2018 Medically reviewed by a board-certified physician More in Babies Breastfeeding For Mom As Baby Grows Challenges Pumping & Storing Baby's First Year Growth & Development Health & Safety Everyday Care Formula Baby Food Preemies Postpartum Care Gear and Products View All Reusable or washable nursing pads are one of the helpful products designed for breastfeeding women. Made out of soft, absorbent materials, they soak up the breast milk from leaky breasts. When placed inside your bra, these pads can protect your clothing from embarrassing leaks and stains. And, since they can be washed and worn over and over again, reusable breast pads are better for the environment. They can also save you more money when compared to disposable nursing pads. Tips for Using Washable Breast Pads Reusable breast pads are environmentally friendly and can save you money in the long run. But, you do have to have extra sets and remember to wash them, so you don't run out of pads. If you choose reusable pads, here are some tips to keep in mind. Purchase a few pairs. You will need to change and wash your breast pads frequently, so you should have extra pads on hand to last you between washes.Change them often. It's important to wash your breast pads and allow them to dry thoroughly after every use. Whenever your breast pads become soiled or wet, change them. Damp pads that lay on your breasts for a long time can cause skin irritation and sore nipples. The warm, moist environment is also the perfect place for yeast and bacteria to grow. The growth of bacteria and yeast can lead to thrush or a breast infection. Seven Brands and Styles of Reusable Nursing Pads Washable nursing pads are available in white as well as other colors and patterns. They can be round, heart-shaped, flat, or contoured to fit the shape of your body. Most reusable breast pads can handle light leaking. For heavy leaking, you can place two or more pads together, or you can choose a thicker pad made for overnight use. Here are a few brands and styles of reusable nursing pads that are readily available in stores or online. 1 Bamboobies Ultra Thin Regular Washable Nursing Pads Bamboobies Ultra-Thin Regular Washable Nursing Pads. Bamboobies Bamboobies Regular Nursing Pads are soft, absorbent, and ultra-thin, so they're great for light leaking. Made from natural materials, they have a unique heart shape that makes them virtually invisible under your nursing clothes. The outer layer stops leaks, the inner layers soak up breast milk, and the top layer of bamboo rayon feels silky smooth against your skin. You can put your bamboobies into the washing machine and the dryer. The more you wash them, the softer they become. They are available in sets of two and six or in combination packs that include both regular and overnight pads. 2 Bamboobies Overnight Washable Nursing Pads Bamboobies Washable Overnight Nursing Pads. Bamboobies Designed for heavier leaking these overnight pads from bamboobies are washable and reusable. Just like the regular nursing pads, these pads are made from natural hemp, cotton, and bamboo rayon velour. They are just as soft, but they're thicker and more absorbent. These overnight pads are great for preventing leaks while you sleep. They can also handle the newborn phase of milk adjustment and an overabundant supply of breast milk. You can purchase these pads in pairs of two or four. They are also available in a combination pack with regular, ultra-thin bamboobies. 3 Kushies Washable Nursing Pads Kushies Washable Nursing Pads. Kushies Kushies Washable Nursing Pads are 100% cotton flannel. These contoured, comfortable pads are reusable, breathable, soft, and absorbent. They provide good protection at five inches across and are available in packs of six. The Kushies brand also offers a 100% organic version of their washable nursing pads. 4 Medela Washable Bra Pads Medela Washable Bra Pads. Amazon Medela's Washable Bra Pads are cream colored. They're contoured to minimize movement in your bra, and they're made from natural materials to allow air to flow through to your breasts and keep your skin healthy. These breast pads are machine washable. The package includes four nursing pads (two pairs) and a mesh laundry bag to keep the pairs together while washing. 5 Glitzy Gals Washable and Reusable Nursing Pads Itzy Ritzy Glitzy Gals Washable and Reusable Nursing Pads. Itzy Ritzy These comfortable nursing pads from Itzy Ritzy have absorbent flannel on the inside, and they're backed with a layer of 100% cotton to absorb leaks. The bamboo rayon material that touches your skin is silky, lightweight, and breathable. The pads are 4 and 5/8 inches across and come packaged in a gift box containing three pairs (six pads). These stylish eco-friendly pads are soft, absorbent, comfortable, and machine washable. 6 Ameda Reusable Contoured Breast Pads Ameda Reusable Contoured Breast Pads. Ameda Ameda's washable breast pads are made from 100% cotton materials and contoured to the shape of your breast. They are soft, comfortable and machine washable. 7 Nuk Reusable Nursing Pads NUK Reusable Nursing Pads. Amazon Nuk's absorbent, washable nursing pads have a 100% cotton inner lining. They're thin to provide discreet coverage, so they are best for light to moderate leaking. These pads can be hand washed and dried flat. Disclosure E-Commerce Content is independent of editorial content and we may receive compensation in connection with your purchase of products via links on this page. Was this page helpful? Thanks for your feedback! Track your baby’s most exciting moments with our milestone checklist. 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