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Question Khloe Brielle 3 kids; Beverly Hills, California 49 posts
24th Oct '12

Ok this might sound weird but I'm cerious I ran out of breast pads so I cut a menstrual pad so I wouldn't get my bra all wet I'm breast feeding but what I want to know is it safe to still breast feed being a nursing pad n menstrual pad are for different things I just want to make sure it's safe.

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
24th Oct '12

Don't use a menstrual pad. It wont let your boobies breathe and could cause major problems.

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
24th Oct '12

As long as its unscented I think it should be fine

Tiffoni Watts 5 kids; Stamford, Connecticut 138 posts
24th Oct '12

It's just a pad it won't affect the baby :)

Tiffoni Watts 5 kids; Stamford, Connecticut 138 posts
24th Oct '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" Don't use a menstrual pad. It wont let your boobies breathe and could cause major problems."


Who told you that???

Khloe Brielle 3 kids; Beverly Hills, California 49 posts
24th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Don't use a menstrual pad. It wont let your boobies breathe and could cause major problems."</blockquote>




Really I didn't know that ugh if I don't wear a nursing pad my bra will be soaked!! Why would it cause infection? Cause the pads are too thick n my b**bs can't breath?

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
24th Oct '12

You can wear pads. They are designed to let your foofi breath so they'll do the same to your b**bs.
Besides you'll take it off regulary everytime you feed your baby so your b**bs can breath then.

Khloe Brielle 3 kids; Beverly Hills, California 49 posts
24th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
24th Oct '12
Quoting Tiffoni Watts:" Who told you that???"


A lactation consultant. If you use something that can't let air through, it traps the moisture in which in turn causes a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause Mastitis.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
24th Oct '12

There are a lot of chemicals in disposable pads---so wip your nips before you nurse each time!!!



And think about switching to cloth breast pads! Much better for you, baby, budget, AND the environment!

Khloe Brielle 3 kids; Beverly Hills, California 49 posts
24th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" A lactation consultant. If you use something that can't let air through, it traps the moisture in which in turn causes a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause Mastitis. "</blockquote>




What the hell even tho I'm feeding my LO every 3 hours?

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
24th Oct '12
Quoting Khloe Brielle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Don't use a menstrual pad. It wont ... [snip!] ... wear a nursing pad my bra will be soaked!! Why would it cause infection? Cause the pads are too thick n my b**bs can't breath?"


Pretty much. Think about it. Pads are designed to trap and lock period blood, therefor, it wont let air through and bacteria can breed.

Tiffoni Watts 5 kids; Stamford, Connecticut 138 posts
24th Oct '12
Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:" A lactation consultant. If you use something that can't let air through, it traps the moisture in which in turn causes a breeding ground for bacteria and can cause Mastitis. "



Thanks for the info. That is why I won't breast feed I'm scared something like that will happen :(

Khloe Brielle 3 kids; Beverly Hills, California 49 posts
24th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chelsea Dawns Mama:</b>" Pretty much. Think about it. Pads are designed to trap and lock period blood, therefor, it wont let air through and bacteria can breed."</blockquote>




Oh yeah huh I didn't think about that.. Glad I posted this ;)

1 child; United Kingdom 1719 posts
24th Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Khloe Brielle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting