Skip to main content

Reusable Nursing Pads

Reusable Nursing Pads
Reusable Breast Pads
Why choose Reusable Nursing Pads?

Designer Bums Reusable Nursing Pads are perfect for managing leaks during pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Leaky breasts are different for each person. Some will experience it pre birth, many will experience it post birth, some may not experience it at all, and the length of time that it continues will vary as well. Leaks may occur when you hear your baby cry, while you are breastfeeding, when your breasts are full or for no reason at all. Wearing breast pads ensures that the area and your clothing remains dry and reduces the chances of developing an infection.

 How many pairs of Breast Pads do I need?

How many Nursing Pads you go through in a day will vary person to person. In general we recommend at least 12 sets to ensure you have enough for washing and drying time every couple of days. Our handy value packs make it easy to bundle and save. 

Are Disposable or Reusable Breast Pads best?

Here at Designer Bums, we are big advocates for Reusable options. One of your Hospital Bag essentials are Nursing Pads and you will need to decide whether you choose a disposable or reusable option, or a mix of both. Nursing pads are inserted inside of your bra and catch any milk leakage. They should be replaced when they become wet so that the area remains dry. Which you prefer is ultimately up to you, however there are many advantages to using a Reusable Breast Pad.

Pros and Cons of Disposable and Reusable Breast Pads

When making your decision on whether to use reusable or disposable options there are a few things to consider. Disposable Nursing Pads don’t require any washing and for some can be seen as more convenient because of this. However there are a few other factors to consider that may outweigh this.

  • Environmentally unfriendly, adding waste to landfill
  • Expensive in the long term with an ongoing cost
  • Risk of running out 
  • Non breathable
  • May contain harmful chemicals

Reusable Nursing Pads can save you money, reduce your impact on the environment, and ensure there are no harmful chemicals against your skin. 

  • Never run out - one off purchase
  • Will last for years
  • Soft bamboo for one of your most tender areas
  • Breathable
  • No chemicals against your sensitive skin 
  • Every use reduces waste sent to landfill
What are Reusable Nursing Pads made from?

Designer Bums Nursing Pads are made from 2 layers of super soft and absorbent bamboo and 1 layer of water resistant PUL. Each Nursing Pad features our signature artist designed prints allowing you to pick and choose your favorites.

Breastfeeding Week
How do I wash my Reusable Nursing pads?

The one concern that many people have when they consider reusable products is whether or not the washing and care will be too much for them to manage. Especially in those postpartum days. Washing your Reusable Nursing Pads doesn’t have to be difficult though. It is as simple as throwing them in with your other wash loads. They can be washed up to 60 degrees to ensure that any nipple creams are washed out and hung to dry. 

For more information on washing and drying you can check out our care guidelines here: