There are lots of products out there that have reusable and disposable products available. Here I am going to give you an alternative to disposable products for women that some of you may not even realize exist. The obvious difference between the reusable and disposable is that one will be reused a number of times and the other wont. Hence a reusable product will also create less waste.
Reusable Breast Pads for a modern mummy
I started out with disposable breast pads but found after a couple of weeks of use they were really irritating my skin. So I started looking for reusable alternatives. Unfortunately there were not as many options back then as there are now but one place I found an abundance of information was Breastmates an online breast feeding shop. They had lots of different re-usable breast pad options and I found some nice soft ones that had a waterproof backing on them that were comfortable and worked really well. Today there are lots of different options when it comes to reusable breast pads.
You can get:
- Or fabric blends
I found once I switched to reusable breast pads we saved a significant amount of money too. It was costing me around $20 per week for disposable breast pads where as I spent $30 with Breastmates and had three sets of reusable ones that lasted as long as I was breastfeeding.
So we worked out that we saved around $390 from when I started using reusable pads. Also because I was reusing the pads it meant that I hadn’t thrown away 1222 breast pads either which is a significant amount of waste.