Are you an Undercover Leaky Momma? “What’s that?!” you ask. Do you wear breast pads while breastfeeding? If you do, then you are seriously going to love ULMas Breast Pads. Washable and reusable, these breast pads are the best I’ve found on the market. Here’s why I love this product, and why I think you will too:
- They absorb. A lot.
Most washable breast pads can’t hold anywhere near the amount of disposables. Not ULMas; I’d put them up against any disposable for as much as they can absorb.
- Wicks away moisture so you feel dry.
ULMas are made of performance fabric so that your skin stays dry even while your breast pad is absorbing milk that leaks. There’s another added bonus to this fabric – they dry very quickly after washing.
- You don’t look like a deer in headlights flashing a sign a saying, “Yes, I’m wearing breast pads!”
These are thin, like a disposable, so you don’t have the “ring” around your breasts that everyone sees and knows, “Oh, she’s wearing breast pads.”
- Fun designs
I love the bright, fun prints. I know this has nothing to do with absorbency but isn’t it nice to feel happy about what you put on? And, let’s face it, a lot of us new mamas aren’t putting on fancy clothes each day so having cute breast pads is all the more exciting.
- Helps the environment
Okay this is true for any washable breast pad. But it’s an important point. If you’ve been wavering between disposables and washables, ULMas can help you take the jump into washables.
- Variety of absorbency levels
Every woman is different. Most women need breast pads for the first month or so. Many need them for the first few months. And some, like me, need them pretty much the whole time we’re nursing. With ULMas, I can have heavier absorbency pads in the beginning and lighter absorbency later on. Or, I can use the regular absorbency during the day and heavier absorbency at night (though both are thin and can be worn at any point while nursing – day or night).
When I had my first child nearly 8 years ago, I found I needed breast pads continually. I liked the ease of disposables but not the price or what I was doing to the environment. I researched washables and bought the best I could find on the market. Compared to disposables, they were thick, anything but discreet, and would leak. When my daughter was just 4 months old we moved overseas. There I met a friend who felt the same about breast pads as me. So we handmade some breast pads for our personal use – out of performance fabric. I always wished someone would put a product like this on the market but no one ever did. When I discovered ULMas, I contacted the owner and requested a sample so I could see if they were what I thought and hoped they would be. I was not disappointed! I am so excited about these breast pads!
Where can you find ULMas breast pads? Well, you can order them online and you can also enter to win a free set of 2 pairs of regular and 1 pair of overnight – for a total of 3 washable breast pad sets. There will be 2 winners. The contest will run from noon April 10, 2014 – midnight April 20, 2014 EST. Winners will be notified by email on April 22nd. (This is a great gift to give to an expecting mama too!)
Disclaimer: ULMas provided me with a free demo pack at my request. I was under no obligation to write a product review or sponsor a giveaway in return for the free sample. I do not have any vested interest in this product nor do I stand to benefit in anyway if you choose to buy ULMas breast pads.